It's all the old folks faultposted by Ron Beasley at 2/19/2005 11:57:00 AM
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We may as well be blunt about the driving force behind all this. The living and well organized are taking money from the weak and the unborn. Over the past decades we have seen a gigantic transfer of wealth from struggling young families and the next generation to members of the AARP.This is enough to make my blood boil but at least it's easy to shoot full of holes. When it comes to Social Security I have had FICIA taken out of my paycheck for over 40 years. Until the last few years it was taken out of all my wages. Since 1983 they have been taking additional money out and investing those in treasury bonds to pay for my benefits. I'm sorry ass hole, I'm not taking money from anyone. George W. Bush likes to say "it's your money", guess what that's my money. And as for "taking money from the weak and the unborn"; our corporate controlled medical system in the US is doing a lot better job of that than I ever could. The working stiffs in this country see there premiums rise or their insurance disappear altogether as costs and corporate profits rise. It's the large corporations that are "taking money from the weak and the unborn", not those of us who have worked all of our lives and paid into the system. The major problem with the Medicare drug benefit he rails about is that it amounts to a veritable cornucopia of profits for the drug industry. Sorry David, once again you have shown yourself to be a not too bright partisan hack. Well at least Mr Brooks you never disappoint me.