I did do some research, and I’ve seen for myself what I believe to be true. That is my prerogative, just like it is your choice to believe the brainwashing propaganda that our government wants you to to believe. Yes, maybe my desire to have a decent, happy, simple lifestyle with no financial stress for what few years I might have left is skewing my thinking, but I certainly don’t see anything wrong with that! No matter what, it still certainly sounds much more pleasant than the lives of the working class, senior citizens and the other poorest people in this country that have no hope or anything to look forward to for their future! However, your assumption that we are all lazy slackers and deadbeats is completely uncalled for. Wanting to be appreciated by our government for a long hardworking life is certainly not indicative of someone who is lazy! But when our own government implies that we are nothing but a necessary annoyance and don’t deserve to have a decent minimum wage, benefits, healthcare coverage, or a better future, what in hell is the point of being here?
We elect government officials who are supposed to work for the good of the people who elected them, not to line their own pockets! They are supposed to pass laws that “we the people” want, for the good of the country, not for the good of corporations trying to kill us off for the benefit of the deep state! We pay elected politicians a very good salary, much more than the average American makes, which means they are supposed to work for US, their constituents, not for the advantage of the big corporations who don’t contribute much of the money that goes into the general fund they are paid from! Are you aware of how much our elected officials actually earn from us, or that they are allowed to give themselves raises, and whatever else they feel like taking advantage of out of our taxpayer dollars, while they only work about 6 months out of the year? Are you aware that they get lifetime wages along with the best healthcare available, secret service protection, and benefits as long as they live whether they are retired or not? These are some of the reasons the country is in debt, not because we MIGHT have to feed too many STARVING people once in awhile that you think of as being lazy! And yet, members of our Congress have the audacity to tell the working class that we don’t deserve more than a minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, or don’t deserve benefits or healthcare, but yet we are expected to pay for THEM to get all of that and so much more? WHY? Rather hypocritical don’t you think? Maybe if they had to take a huge cut in pay they might understand what it is like to be poor, or down on your luck, which can happen to anyone, at anytime with absolutely no warning; but probably not, because most of them have gotten very wealthy by accepting those huge bribes from big corporations and lobbyists to make sure the working class stays poor and stupid!
So just because you don’t see the truth of what I’m saying about our country, don’t try to switch the narrative to the fact that you think anyone who believes in democratic socialism must be a lazy freeloader, and don’t you dare call me a deadbeat or a slacker, because I am not and never have been! I have worked my ass off all my life starting at age 13, and am now only a semi-retired 72 year old! I just happen to believe in a few things called EQUALITY, FAIRNESS & JUSTICE, words probably not in your vocabulary, or that of many government officials for that matter! Also, apparently, you didn’t read everything I wrote, so excuse me, while I explain how I have one of those taxpayer tits being sucked on, always with the same result that continually SCREWS our own citizens!
In my previous post I was discussing what I believe is a better way to run a country, a better form of government which could create a better lifestyle for everyone, my own ideology, as well as Bernie’s. I can do this because I am old enough to remember how much better our country used to be, as when I was growing up post WWII, but you probably know nothing about that. So, yes, I’m entitled to believe how nice it could have been to have more than 2 weeks paid vacation a year, if any at all, or have paid maternity leave and adequate childcare available so I could go back to work with the secure knowledge that my child was being well taken care of, instead of having to worry about all of the ones who end up being used by sex traffickers or child abusers! Or having the conflict about whether it is lucrative enough to go back to work at all due to the high cost of daycare! It would have been nice to have adequate healthcare, which I do not believe should be provided by an employer, but by medicare for all, provided by the government so every person is covered, especially young children with severe diseases, many of whom die too young because their family has NO healthcare and can’t afford one! That does not mean that I expect it to be free, only available to everyone, because it seems, unlike you, I am willing to share with people who are even less fortunate than myself. I believe that at this time of my life, that I should not have to worry about having enough social security to live on because our government, in its infinite wisdom decided it needed to be taxed a second time around, when I start receiving it! It is money that is a result of contributions I made from my life’s earnings which were taxed when I earned them, which means it’s double taxation in case you don’t know, which is also why we fought for independence from the British in the Revolutionary War!