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Response to Arcanetrance (Reply #11)

Sun May 26, 2013, 06:48 PM

21. Promises

There was a promise made to Americans. I'm "only" 54...but it appears that if the wealthy Republicans get their way, the system into which I've paid my entire life -- the PROMISE made to me by our government -- is just going to be written off. Sssssssorry. We changed our minds. NOT because the country can't afford to keep its promises, rather, because the obscenely rich now have theirs, and don't want to pay any more. Despite having made the nation the richest on earth even with a 90% marginal tax rate, NOW they don't want to pay anything. Because they got theirs. The rest of America can go fuck themselves.

I have a private pension fund (or IRA). I'm not sitting fat, but I'm better off than many. But it won't last me long. SS was promised to me...if I saved money for retirement, the money taken from my paycheck every week would augment what I saved. But now Boehner and Cantor and Ryan are saying, "Well...you see...we don't really want to pay you that money. We want tax breaks for ourselves instead. Oh, yes, we're already obscenely wealthy, but, you see...we want to keep all of it. Oh, yes, you paid into SS your whole life, but...y'know...fuck you."

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