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  •  How Tragic (2+ / 0-)
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    Janet 707, Stude Dude

    When a political party appeals to the older folks only, they are in big trouble.  What I don't get is why would those who are on benefits (Social Security & Medicare) vote for the repubs who want to destroy these very needed programs?

    I just heard yesterday (Norman Goldman Show) that the Baby Boomers in the 50s & early 60s are killing themselves in bigger and bigger numbers.

    Hello?  I say it's because of economics and yet they vote to destroy what they will need to survive.  Their attitudes can only be clouded by racial hate.

    •  Republican Message (1+ / 0-)
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      Stude Dude

      The Republican message to those 55+ in age is that their personal benefits will NOT be touched by the "reforms" the Republicans are proposing; and, furthermore, that their benefits will be paid for by depriving those younger than 55 of the very same benefits the 55+ enjoy.  Strangely enough, those 55+ who vote Republican believe this.  (Not all those 55+ are taken in by the Republican line -- over 40% of those 55+ are voting Democrat.)

    •  boomer suicides (0+ / 0-)
      I just heard yesterday (Norman Goldman Show) that the Baby Boomers in the 50s & early 60s are killing themselves in bigger and bigger numbers.
      I believe this is going to get MUCH worse.  Many boomers don't have near enough money saved for retirement.

      I know my husband and I have discussed this.  We are both healthy and nearing retirement.  We have no children.  If one dies and the other is alone and outliving our savings, maybe it's better to just "go" on our own terms?

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