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    Re: Are Seniors Lazy Parasites

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    I would say that this is one of the most on target posts about the economy that I have seen.
    "Big government " - a very relative term; we are a nation with nearly 1/3 of a billion people and land mass greater than Europe......is our government really big ?....And if some tea bagging conservative from the 16th century says our government is too big, I tend NOT to believe him...

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    Re: Are Seniors Lazy Parasites

    Quote Originally Posted by EarlzP View Post
    You mean the OP was just joking I guess I am just to sensitive when some one refers to my parents in any way that I consider disrespectful. Having respect for my elders must be a generational thing, My mother lives in a house that her and my step father built over 50 years ago she receives a small pension, SS benefits and medicare, she contributes $7000.00 per year in the way of taxes to the community she lives in. Without the income she receives she would be forced to sell her home of over 50 years and move, my mother is 86 and only wants to live out her life in her home.

    Apparently dood you not only do not respect those that came before you but you have a reading comprehension or have a difficult time focusing on the facts, President Obama said that would be off the negotiating table including SS in round 2. Some times people hear only what they want to hear I call it selective hearing

    When some one writes in a blog about and I quote

    First off dood I do not bleat, second off if any one decides to hold me by the of my neck they should take a before picture so they can remember what their fingers looked like before they put them on my neck.

    Politicans have been putting their fingers and hands into my SS for years and now some people want to label me and others who worked our entire life as parasites your right dood I don't like the label, when doods like some on this site start disrespectfully labeling seniors as parasites others like the OP think it is OK, it's not OK.

    The largest problem with the internet is that it allows some doods to run off at the mouth because so far technology has not found away to allow a user to jump through the screen and have a different more honest face to face discussion.

    Because you say that the deficit reduction plan will not effect SS does not make it a fact, the facts will be clearer after the 2nd round of deficit reduction talks, one thing seems clear is that the republicans are only to willing to let the tea baggers dictate the terms of any deal.

    One of the reasons that SS is in trouble is that the cuts enjoyed by the rich came at the expense of the SS trust fund, I think that my generation and the generations before me gave enough. Without the sacrifices we made you would be speaking Russian or German or maybe Chinese, maybe your generation should learn to speak Chinese soon China will quit putting english on the product labels of items they export to America

    Get real there are lots of ways to reduce the deficit without plundering the benefits owed to the senior citizens of our country, without reducing education, without reducing environmental regs, without reducing programs meant to help the poor and needy of America
    Dood...you bleat like a stuck pig. The OP was not MEANT to be directed towards seniors...it was meant as a knock on those that consider able bodied individuals that live their lives on social programs parasites. Reading...its fundaMENTAL. No one...NO ONE in Washington is going to suggest taking away SS benfits. There have been talks on how to enahnce the system. But no one is going to even ATTEMPT to take it. It would be political suicide.

    Politicians know that all they have to do is make a few vague threats about how the other side is trying to steal your benefits and they KNOW people like you will start double fisting your gerital and demanding your 'rights'. In an era where both parties blow chunks, they know they dont have much for the voters to get excited about. They make baseless accusations and immediately people like...well...you...are dancing on a string.

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    Re: Are Seniors Lazy Parasites

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    "Big government " - a very relative term; we are a nation with nearly 1/3 of a billion people and land mass greater than Europe......is our government really big ?....And if some tea bagging conservative from the 16th century says our government is too big, I tend NOT to believe him...
    A. Teabagging is an offensive term.
    B. There are no Tea Party supporters from the 16th Century. It just looks that way to liberals from 1917.
    C. Yes. Our government is really big. Our federal government is involved in to many unconstitutional activities some based on the ludicrously poorly definied "General Welfare" clause and some just because they can.

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    Re: Are Seniors Lazy Parasites

    According to TD, children are parasites...

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    Re: Are Seniors Lazy Parasites

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Dood...you bleat like a stuck pig. The OP was not MEANT to be directed towards seniors...it was meant as a knock on those that consider able bodied individuals that live their lives on social programs parasites. Reading...its fundaMENTAL. No one...NO ONE in Washington is going to suggest taking away SS benfits. There have been talks on how to enahnce the system. But no one is going to even ATTEMPT to take it. It would be political suicide.

    Politicians know that all they have to do is make a few vague threats about how the other side is trying to steal your benefits and they KNOW people like you will start double fisting your gerital and demanding your 'rights'. In an era where both parties blow chunks, they know they dont have much for the voters to get excited about. They make baseless accusations and immediately people like...well...you...are dancing on a string.
    I want to thank the owner of the web site for making this site available and anyone replying to my thread for giving me the opportunity to exchange ideas with you, that said

    Below is an excerpt from President Obama's speech I want you to note that he said "every thing will be on the table for the second part of the deal, don't be lulled into believing that you or yours are safe, your voice may not be as loud as it was 10 years ago but don't be intimidated into silence, make your voices heard. We now have the greatest weapon we have ever had at our disposal the internet, until these disrespectful malcontents can find a way to jump through your screen they have no way of doing any thing more then calling you names, the facts are that most of them were given to much and never learned to show respect

    President Obama's Speech On Debt Agreement

    President Obama's Speech On Debt Agreement

    Transcript of President's Speech

    Here's what President Obama said in his address to the nation after a deal was reached on the debt ceiling.
    Posted: 7:43 PM Jul 31, 2011


    That's why the second part of this agreement is so important. It establishes a bipartisan committee of Congress to report back by November with a proposal to further reduce the deficit, which will then be put before the entire Congress for an up or down vote. In this stage,
    everything will be on the table
    . To hold us all accountable for making these reforms, tough cuts that both parties would find objectionable would automatically go into effect if we donít act. And over the next few months, Iíll continue to make a detailed case to these lawmakers about why I believe a balanced approach is necessary to finish the job.
    Elections are coming again in 2012 vote out the tea baggers and any other party member who thinks that the only way to get our deficit under control is by reducing spending by making cuts to SS, Medicare, education, enviroment,There are plenty of opportunities to balance the budget in other areas. For example let the tax breaks for the rich continue as long as they create employment opportunities for American's in America, remove the incentives for American companies to relocate over seas, add to the import tax paid by any business producing overseas and shipping to America, tax companies that outsource our work, if you don't stand up for yourself and let your voice be heard many of your children and grand children will suffer at the hands of the few filthy rich who are now running our country, don't be taken in by listening to their hyperbole about how if you invest your money privately you will get a greater return on it if our tax dollars had not been used to bail out wall street imagine how many of us would have lost our investments

    The tea baggers would have been better named carpet baggers, if there are parasites in our country you need to look no further then the radical fringe party who insults the original tea party by using their name.

    As a young man I worked 60 hours a week part time while I attended high school, I worked 80 hours plus in the summer shoveling sand coal and gravel into bags, I joined the US Army at age 17 serving in Korea and Viet Nam, In Viet Nam I was with the 1st Air Calvary, I was in the infantry starting out as a ammo bearer and ending up as a forward observer, I was wounded 3 times before being sent back home on a stretcher, I spent 3 months in a VA hospital and upon my release I was the first Viet Nam combat veteran assigned to a unit of the United States Honor Guard, I draw no Veterans disability checks.

    The real enemy we face today is not in Iraq nor is our enemy in Afghanistan, those people pose no real threat to The USA to our country, our real threat is right here in our midst, they are intent on destroying the middle class they start by stealing from the poor and elderly and will eventually steal from you, there greed knows no limits, enough will never be enough for them and eventually they will consume their selves, we can stop them using our voices and our votes. A silent majority will never be heard

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    Re: Are Seniors Lazy Parasites

    from earlzP

    The real enemy we face today is not in Iraq nor is our enemy in Afghanistan, those people pose no real threat to The USA to our country, our real threat is right here in our midst, they are intent on destroying the middle class they start by stealing from the poor and elderly and will eventually steal from you, there greed knows no limits, enough will never be enough for them and eventually they will consume their selves, we can stop them using our voices and our votes. A silent majority will never be heard
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    Re: Are Seniors Lazy Parasites

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Depends on how you define work. My family is extremely wealthy and they had untold millions handed to them and they work very hard to maintain it and my father in law was handed millions and he was lazy (he is very intelligent though...) and he has very little left.
    well I don't define work as sitting around and watching one's portfolio expand.

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    "Big government " - a very relative term; we are a nation with nearly 1/3 of a billion people and land mass greater than Europe......is our government really big ?....And if some tea bagging conservative from the 16th century says our government is too big, I tend NOT to believe him...
    Our government is much too big, hence the inefficiency and corruption.
    ďIn politics, stupidity is not a handicap.Ē -Napoleon

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    Re: Are Seniors Lazy Parasites

    Quote Originally Posted by EarlzP View Post
    I want to thank the owner of the web site for making this site available and anyone replying to my thread for giving me the opportunity to exchange ideas with you, that said

    Below is an excerpt from President Obama's speech I want you to note that he said "every thing will be on the table for the second part of the deal, don't be lulled into believing that you or yours are safe, your voice may not be as loud as it was 10 years ago but don't be intimidated into silence, make your voices heard. We now have the greatest weapon we have ever had at our disposal the internet, until these disrespectful malcontents can find a way to jump through your screen they have no way of doing any thing more then calling you names, the facts are that most of them were given to much and never learned to show respect

    President Obama's Speech On Debt Agreement



    Elections are coming again in 2012 vote out the tea baggers and any other party member who thinks that the only way to get our deficit under control is by reducing spending by making cuts to SS, Medicare, education, enviroment,There are plenty of opportunities to balance the budget in other areas. For example let the tax breaks for the rich continue as long as they create employment opportunities for American's in America, remove the incentives for American companies to relocate over seas, add to the import tax paid by any business producing overseas and shipping to America, tax companies that outsource our work, if you don't stand up for yourself and let your voice be heard many of your children and grand children will suffer at the hands of the few filthy rich who are now running our country, don't be taken in by listening to their hyperbole about how if you invest your money privately you will get a greater return on it if our tax dollars had not been used to bail out wall street imagine how many of us would have lost our investments

    The tea baggers would have been better named carpet baggers, if there are parasites in our country you need to look no further then the radical fringe party who insults the original tea party by using their name.

    As a young man I worked 60 hours a week part time while I attended high school, I worked 80 hours plus in the summer shoveling sand coal and gravel into bags, I joined the US Army at age 17 serving in Korea and Viet Nam, In Viet Nam I was with the 1st Air Calvary, I was in the infantry starting out as a ammo bearer and ending up as a forward observer, I was wounded 3 times before being sent back home on a stretcher, I spent 3 months in a VA hospital and upon my release I was the first Viet Nam combat veteran assigned to a unit of the United States Honor Guard, I draw no Veterans disability checks.

    The real enemy we face today is not in Iraq nor is our enemy in Afghanistan, those people pose no real threat to The USA to our country, our real threat is right here in our midst, they are intent on destroying the middle class they start by stealing from the poor and elderly and will eventually steal from you, there greed knows no limits, enough will never be enough for them and eventually they will consume their selves, we can stop them using our voices and our votes. A silent majority will never be heard
    So...its Barrack Obama you fear that is coming for your social security? Well...THATS gonna piss off some of your 'likers'...

    When someone says 'everything is on the table' (as it SHOULD be) that doesnt mean everything is going to be eliminated. Social Security like EVERY government program MUST be reviewed and updated. Efficiencies must be made. there is a problem with abuses even today with people that are on SS. There certainly should be a review of life expectancy and eligibility. There should be changes made there, gradually so it doesnt effect those that havent prepared. EVERY federal spending program should be reviewed...defense, SS, Medicaid, the government itself as an entity. If THAT is what has your knickers twisted, you are reacting with just the type of fear they expect you to react with.

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    Re: Are Seniors Lazy Parasites

    Aren't lazy parasites better than vigorous and ambitious parasites? Looking at how seniors organize politically, I say calling them "Lazy Parasites" is bunk!


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    Re: Are Seniors Lazy Parasites

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    According to TD, children are parasites...
    or an STD?
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