Stuart Carlson -- 16 July 2011
Although I believe it could be a donkey in the picture along with the elephant. IMHO, those folks in D.C. really don't care about anything other than the next news cycle and their coffers for their next election. I just don't believe the future of the U.S. of A. really doesn't matter to them anymore. D.C. is just one big cluster fuck anymore.
Joel Pett -- 19 June 2011
I believe this is not just a GOP thought. IMHO, all the elected in D.C. really care about are those that fill their coffers, to hell with the rest of the American public.
It's time to harness the untapped reservoir of rage represented by the more than 60 million people pounding away on internet discussion boards. To signal the beginning of a brand new political party, I give you the Inactivist Party.
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How Raising The Retirement Age Screws the Poor -- Kevin Drum / Mother Jones
I've never been a fan of raising the Social Security retirement age. It's a blunt instrument mainly favored by journalists and policymakers who don't plan to retire at age 65 anyway and figure that asking people to work a little bit longer than they used to is no big deal. But people who don't have white collar jobs quite plainly don't feel the same way about it, as the skyrocketing number of people who retire early at age 62 demonstrates. We've already raised the full retirement age to 67 (this was part of the 1983 Social Security deal put in place by the Greenspan Commission), and I think there are plenty of better ways of bringing Social Security into balance than by raising it yet again.
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Non Sequitur by Wiley -- 10 March 2011
Definitely the way Washington seems to work to me!