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  •  One problem with this (14+ / 0-)
    I think the long term strategy for the neoliberals is to try to convince the youth that they made these cuts to save Social Security for them, so that all the old "greedy geezers" wouldn't use it
    The huge problem with this is more than ever young people are supporting their parents, or watching their parents move towards the age of 69 without enough savings or Social Security.  As the Boomers age, every other age co-hort is going to be impacted by it in a way we have not seen in modern American society.
    •  That's right (4+ / 0-)

      One problem with the neoliberal model is that it just doesn't work for anything except transient transferral of money from the working class to the very rich.  It fairly quickly begins to collapse as it has been doing.  People get pissed because they know things are bad and this means that the kleptocratic oligarchy has to expend more and more effort on obfuscation.

      I'm truly sorry Man's dominion Has broken Nature's social union--Robert Burns

      by Eric Blair on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 03:10:51 PM PST

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    •  Exactly, and we must impress that upon young (1+ / 0-)
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      Some will see something that they've only heard about--extended family households!

      Let's see how they like working (in some instances, standing on their feet, all day), and then coming home to feed and care for Mom and Dad once Medicare is gutted.

      They need to be constantly reminded of this outcome, if cuts continue unabated!


      "Only he who can see the invisible, can do the impossible." --Frank L. Gaines

      "If a dog won’t come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.” -- Woodrow Wilson

      by musiccitymollie on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 04:23:32 PM PST

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      •  Why do we always assume (0+ / 0-)

        people on our side don't want to take care of our parents when they are old, like it is a curse. My parents took care of me when I was young and I plan to do the same for them. Laying it out that SS keeps you from having to do that because 'you worked so hard today' is selfish in my opinion and plays right into the hands of the right's accusations that liberals care about others until they have to be among them. SS has nothing to do with whether they 'need it so you aren't bothered' and is a losing idea...SS was paid for by the working men and women and it is owed them, period.

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