Just Come Out & Say It GOP: Seniors Are The Problem
Not a day goes by that these ignoramuses on the Right are not belittling, mocking, blaming, accusing or slandering some group or another. They've been after seniors for decades. "Welfare for older people no longer in the work force" somehow galls them no end. Never mind that seniors were TAXED (no questions asked) for years to receive these benefits that assist them in retirement...and these self-same Republican policy makers enjoy THEIR benefits from our tax dollars. Minor detail.....
Do they think seniors just LOVE working thirty-to-forty years to be able to say WOW...now I can live in poverty?
Apparently Alan Simpson thinks so:
And if that's not bad enough, you need to work to supplement this early "retirement"....mostly because your job has been shipped overseas, your boss closed up shop, you've been "downsized" (polite for "you're too old, and we can get someone with less experience for even less pay.") TRY GETTING A JOB OVER 50. PAST 60 YOU MIGHT AS WELL BE INVISIBLE. I personally know people who have been small business owners, college graduates (some with Masters degrees or more) who would LOVE a job at Lowes, Home Depot, or Big Lots....but they're not hired.
Yet, you still have those on the Right pushing this meme: