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Unfair for Simpson to call seniors 'greediest generation'
May 6, 2012 - Robert Gilliland, Riverton
Alan Simpson, former Republican U.S. Senator from Wyoming and co-chair of President Obama's deficit commission, called senior citizens "the greediest generation' as he compared Social Security to a "milk cow with 310 million teats."
Hey, Alan, let's get a few things straight.
As a career politician, you have been on the public dole for 50 years. I and most of the other millions in the greediest generation paid Social Security taxes for all of our working years -- myself for more than 48 years.
My Social Security payments, and those of millions of other Americans, were safely tucked away in an interest-bearing account for decades until you Phony politicians decided to raid our account and give our money to a bunch of zero-ambition losers in returns for votes, thus bankrupting the system and turning Social Security into a Ponzi scheme that would have made Bernie Madoff proud.
Recently, just like Lucy and Charlie Brown, you and your ilk pulled the proverbial football away from millions of American seniors nearing retirement and moved the goalposts for full retirement from age 65 to 67. Now, you and your shill commission are proposing to move the goalposts yet again.
I and millions of other American have paid into Medicare from its inception, and now you phonies propose to change the rules of the game. Why? Because you idiots mismanaged the economy to such an extent that you need to steal from Medicare to pay the bills.
I and millions of other Americans have been paying income taxes our entire lives, and now you propose to increase our taxes yet again. Why? So you can give another tax break to millionaires and blood-sucking corporations that pay less than their fair share, or are you planning to invade another foreign country based on false premises?
To add insult to injury you label us "greedy." Well, I have a few questions for you.
1. How much money have you received from American taxpayers during your 50-year political career?
2. At what age did yo retire from your political career, and how much are you receiving in annual retirement benefits from the American taxpayers?
3. How much do you pay for your government-provided health insurance?
4. What cuts in your retirement and health care benefits are you proposing, or, as usual, have you exempted yourself and your political cronies?
It is you, and your political co-conspirators called Congress, who are the "greedy" ones.
It is you and your accomplices who have bankrupted America and stolen the American dream from millions of loyal, patriotic taxpayers. And for what? Votes.
That's right, sir. You and yours have bankrupted America for the sole purpose of advancing your pathetic political careers.
You know it, we know it, and you know that we know it.
And you can take that to the bank.