Co-Chair of President Obama's bipartisan deficit commission, called senior
citizens "the Greediest Generation," and Social Security a “Milk Cow with 310
million teats.” A Montana farmer replied as follows:
[Start of rant] "Hey Alan, let's get a few things straight.. As a career
politician, you have been on the public tit for FIFTY YEARS. I have been paying
Social Security taxes for 48 YEARS (since I was 15 years old. I am now 63). My
Social Security payments, and those of millions of other Americans, were safely
tucked away in an interest bearing account for decades until you decided to raid
the account and give OUR money to a bunch of zero ambition losers in return 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 & Charlie Brown, you and your ilk pulled the
proverbial football away from millions of American seniors nearing retirement and
moved the goal posts for full retirement from age 65 to age 67. NOW, you and
your shill commission are proposing to move the goal posts YET AGAIN.
I, and millions of other Americans, have been paying into Medicare from
Day One, and now you propose to change the rules of the game. Why? Because
you mismanaged other parts of the economy to such an extent that you need to
steal money 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? Because
you spent our money so profligately that you just kept on spending even after you
ran out of money. Now, you come to the American taxpayers and say you need
more to pay off YOUR debt.
To add insult to injury, you label us "greedy" for calling "bullshit" on your
incompetence. Well, Captain Bullshit, I have a few questions for YOU.
How much money have you earned from American taxpayers during your
50-year political career?
At what age did you retire from your political career, and how much are you
receiving in annual retirement benefits from American taxpayers?
How much do you pay for YOUR government provided health insurance?
What cuts in YOUR retirement and healthcare benefits are you proposing in
your deficit reduction proposal, or, as usual, have you exempted yourself and your
It is you, Captain Bullshit, and your political co-conspirators called
Congress who are the "greedy" ones. It is you and your fellow nut cases 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 political careers. You
know it, we know it, and you know that we know it.” [End of rant}
That is one irate farmer. Long may he rave.