Senior Citizens Ready Throw Their Children Under The Corporate Bus And Support Paul Ryan's Budget?

Many senior citizen are enjoying pensions from defined pension plans, that their children no long have, Medicare and Social Security and that's great, but when it comes to their children and grand children they seem willing to settle for something less.

National Journal
A new Gallup/USA Today poll contains a counterintuitive finding: the age group most receptive to House Budget Chair Paul Ryan's plan to deal with the budget - seniors.

The poll finds 48 percent of seniors (those 65 and over) support Ryan's plan over President Obama's plan, while 42 percent back the president.

It's unbelievable that 48 percent of seniors would support dismantling Medicare and throw their children under the Paul Ryan corporate bus. Could it be they, senior citizens, don't understand what Paul Ryan have in store for their children and grand children or could it be they don't give a $hit about their children and grand children?

Many senior citizens (48 percent) seem to be happy that the Paul Ryan plan will not to affect them but only people 55 and under and It doesn't seem to matter, to them, that the people 55 and under are their children.

Los Angeles Times
Ryan's plan would provide a federal subsidy to people now 55 and younger to opt out of Medicare and purchase private insurance instead. Critics have dubbed this a voucher program.

I suggest that if a senior citizen votes for Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan they, the senior citizens, will be voting against their children and grand children and that's sad.

As a senior citizen myself, I believe we should fight to improve Medicare, fight for defined pension plans and stand up to corporate interest that play younger generations against older generations and vice versa.

In closing: I'm embarrassed to be part of a generation that thinks it's better than those that came before us and/or those that will come after it. A generation that is too lazy or too indifferent to search out the facts and fight for a better future for our children and grand children. Yes America is in the shape it's in because of my generation's lack of intestinal fortitude and the guts to stand up to authority.

In 2012 my generation will have chance to stand up for their children and grand children. I know where I stand How about you?

 

 

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