Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Parody: ‘Live fast, die young’ bill hopes to save Social Security | Raw Replay

Parody: ‘Live fast, die young’ bill hopes to save Social Security | Raw Replay

The real joke is on people who played by the rules for their entire adult lives and now find the ice cracking under their feet. People who bought a house and kept it, preserving the equity as "savings." People who signed up for 401K's etc and planned for their retirement. People who put money in the bank. People who were reasonable and responsible, and who now find themselves in financial jeopardy due to circumstances beyond their control, circumstances brought about by ruthless power-elites who are neither reasonable nor responsible.

Blame? A little bit of complaining about the Democrats goes a long way. They're not perfect, but they're still the lesser of two evils. Look at the numbers. Clinton presidency: raised the debt limit four times in eight years, a modern record for good stewardship, ended up with a budget surplus. George Bush? We all know what he accomplished, and now we're all paying for it.

So good luck with that equity, how much value has your home lost since 2008? 401K doing okay? Good luck with that. Dollar losing value got you down? That train hasn't even gotten rolling yet. So how's that retirement plan working out? Live Fast and Die Young, or Work Till You Die. God, I hate the Twenty-First Century.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

We aRe all going to move to cheap
3rd world shitholes, like you did, and live happily ever after!

fred c said...

Don't you go bad-mouthing my brier patch! Thailand gets top marks in almost all categories.

Anonymous said...

There are far worse places to be than the land of Thai.

fred c said...

Thailand is a great place, it's true. Thais call it "Brataet Thai," which literally means "land of the free." It was great luck that the Peace Corps sent me (us) here and forced me to start learning the language.

Anonymous said...

Don't kid yourself, come the revolution your fat fucking foreign head would roll, Fred.