Republican party is now the party of aging baby boomers and above

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    who are looking for government programs in their later years like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. While ideologically they may be in agreement with their party in theory in areas like the size of government over wasteful programs. Their self interests make them defend “their programs” or entitlements that serve their demographic age group.

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    During the next election, after the Republican Primaries, I suspect the truth will come out. The Republican leadership will have to explain what it is they want to do to their base. Possible a new "Contract ON America"?
     
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    Seeing how I paid out the ass into these programs the last 35 years, I should expect something out of it in my retirement.

    What I don't appreciate is all these benefits going to folks who have paid little if anything into such programs, or have absolutely no legal right them.
     
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    Well, if we're gonna give money to people, should it be the elderly and disabled, who aren't capable of doing as much as they once were?

    Or to the young, relatively healthy and able.....but who just dont wanna work or refuse to?

    End welfare and food stamps before ending medicare, medicaid, SS.

    But we can't pay for everyones shit forever.
     
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    Ouch... I just threw my back out saying right on man :(













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    im old now.. who knew...
     
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    Didn't you all know? Dean will never age. He found the fountain of youth.

    I just hope he realizes that boy will get old too.
     
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    Speaking as a boomer, we might be old but we ain't stupid. The repubs are trying to enact changes to make Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid solvent, which is more than I can say about those butthole democrats. Every proposal I've seen from the GOP grandfathers in the people 50 and older, they're not talking about screwing us over. And where is just one proposal to fix the entitlements from the democrats? Not one fucking word.
     
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    a site called the intellectual bubble gum?

    So I take it there isn't any old boomers in the Democrat party?
     
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    MOST of the repub constituency is standing in line with the dem constituency in begging to their masters to give em their social program handouts. I've been telling people of both parties to dump their social security 'bennies' & other programs because their debting their own kids into indentured servitude to pay for their parents retirements. No wonder the under 30 age group is looking at the over 55 age group as a bunch of rip off artists. I mean the fogies have both hands planted on the backs of their kids/grand kids shoulders & phukin' em to death!


     

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