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Mom just called, and informed me that she is registering as a Republican

By Tenpoundbass follow Tenpoundbass   2013 Jun 4, 4:08am 28,149 views   120 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


In spite of what you Liberals like to think, not all baby boomers are loaded filthy rich greedy bastards, that spent the 80's raiding corporate bank accounts, and shoving it into their IRAs.

She lives on a fixed income of $1200 a month in Social Security. She has voted all her life as a Democrat, because it's been the Democrats todate that have made damn sure that Seniors would be provided for their golden years.

My Mom called yesterday and said her SS check was $400 less this month. She was hysterical, $800 is not enough for her to even pay her rent and lights. $1200 has barely cut it, every month one of us siblings have to send her a little extra money to help her make ends meet.

She called today, and was informed that the State of Florida has been covering her part B payments, but Rick Scott put a stop to that a few months ago, to put on a show that he is expanding Medicare as per Obamacare legislation.

SO this month they deducted 3 months of part B premiums from her check. Now going forward her SS payments will be $120 less every month.

Health Care Affordability MY ASS!!!

I doubt there will be one single Senior Citizen Democrat voter in the state of Florida come midterms next year.

Or any voter who will get the sticker shock from bills they didn't expect, after they redeem of that good ole fashioned Obamacare starting in January. People who will think being insured will mean not seeing a bill. Will be afflicted with the GOP voter syndrome.

OK Now is your turn to blame everyone else but the guy who promised affordable healthcare. The GOP needs fixing and all that. Bring it on, you damn fools bring it on.

#politics

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1   rooemoore   ignore (1)   2013 Jun 4, 4:23am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Rick Scott, the guy putting on the "show" is a republican. He is playing politics with your mom's SS check.

2   Tenpoundbass   ignore (15)   2013 Jun 4, 4:44am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

rooemoore says

He is playing politics with your mom's SS check.

That shit don't work with old folks, they don't play the blame game.
They will blame the guy that first made the claims he was going to fix things.

Because it wasn't broke before Obama fixed it.

My mom doesn't care why crap taste like shit, she just knows she doesn't like it.
So she wont be eating any more liberal bullshit at the scumbag buffet.

3   Vicente   ignore (0)   2013 Jun 4, 4:46am     ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag      

Baffling behavior from her. Republicans want to eliminate SS entirely so she will have the "freedom" to pull the slot machine lever in a Wall Street casino. I'm sure you informed her of that.

An elderly relative of mine developed dementia. Lately she has been voting Republican as her husband "helps" her with the absentee ballot.

4   Tenpoundbass   ignore (15)   2013 Jun 4, 4:51am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Vicente says

Republicans want to eliminate SS entirely

Sure they are the only ones, sure they are....

http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2013/04/10/prominent-democrats-oppose-obama-budget-cuts-social-security-and-medicare/FaAc3Ap3y3WS3oS1YcrBQP/story.html

WASHINGTON — A coalition of prominent Democrats, including many from New England, slammed President Obama’s $3.8 trillion budget blueprint Wednesday for its proposed changes to the Social Security payment formula and Medicare, opening a widening rift between the president and members of his own party.

Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts said she was shocked by Obama’s proposal to recalculate the cost of living adjustment for Social Security beneficiaries by linking it to a different version of the Consumer Price Index, known as the “chained CPI.”

This has been a reoccurring theme since day one that Obama took office. There are less days that go by, that some Liberal scumbag in Washitngton isn't proposing cuts to SS, Medicare and every thing that any Baby Boomer, just might be getting and living on, than there are days, where every Liberal in Washington is proposing cutting all of it, and give to every illegal in America and those yet to come.

Just look at the climate of the majority of Pat net, Liberals. They all believe that every Baby Boomer created all of America's fiscal problems, and want to cut their SS payments to nothing. Fuck 'em! they say.

5   Tenpoundbass   ignore (15)   2013 Jun 4, 4:53am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Vicente says

An elderly relative of mine developed dementia.

So she's thinking with Clarity for the first time in 5 years, so she's labeled as having dementia. Is that a Obamacare feature.

6   FortWayne   ignore (4)   2013 Jun 4, 4:55am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

SS pays too little. It's a disgrace what our government turned the program that was supposed to help seniors into. $800, that's what most people I know are getting from their SS.

In CA for most people rent is higher than that.

7   Waitingtobuy   ignore (0)   2013 Jun 4, 5:00am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

So let me get this straight...Republicans want to privatize SS, opposed it from the start (from FDR), oppose Medicare, Rick Scott is cutting back her payments, and Republicans are demanding cuts to "entitlement" programs because they don't want to put taxes back to Clinton-era levels to help balance the budget...and your mom is voting Republican from here on out? Um....OK....

Seriously? What is in the water in Florida?

8   Vicente   ignore (0)   2013 Jun 4, 5:01am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

CaptainShuddup says

So she's thinking with Clarity for the first time in 5 years, so she's labeled as having dementia. Is that a Obamacare feature.

No I mean medically diagnosed stage 3. She lacks even sufficient faculties to cook, bathe, etc. any more, can barely hold a smalltalk conversation before saying "well you're busy I'll let you go". Since she however has not been judged LEGALLY incompetent (visit from the sheriff & a court hearing) she certainly still can vote. Her caregiver helpfully reregistered her as Republican and now she votes just like he does. Talking to a lady in the nursing home industry, this is not at all uncommon.

9   edvard2   ignore (1)   2013 Jun 4, 5:04am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

So what. Big deal. My Dad, who had voted Republican all the way up to 2008 started voting Democratic and finds himself turned off by the GOP these days. BTW, he is 63 years old. So I suppose he just offset your mom's future GOP vote, didn't he? Besides- its not the older demographic voting for the GOP that matters as that's more or less old hat. What matters is that at this point the youth and immigrant demographics vote for Democrats by a huge margin and without them the GOP will keep right on losin'.

10   rooemoore   ignore (1)   2013 Jun 4, 5:04am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

CaptainShuddup says

That shit don't work with old folks, they don't play the blame game.

And yet they will blame Obama?

CaptainShuddup says

Because it wasn't broke before Obama fixed it.

Right, Medicare was fine before Obama. Right.
CaptainShuddup says

every month one of us siblings have to send her a little extra money to help her make ends meet.

The real reason you're so pissed. Hell, you may have to even get a job instead of wasting your life posting here. Oh that's right --the big mean Obama won't let you have a job. Yup, his fault you struggle. Certainly not yours.

11   Tenpoundbass   ignore (15)   2013 Jun 4, 5:04am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

If I'm am painting your car, and my annoying neighbor comes by and rubs his finger down the side of that still wet paint job.

Do I just leave it, and then present you with my marvelous paint job I did on your car? But then when you notice that horrible blemish that makes the car unrepresentable and point it out to me. What am I to say...

"Oh what, no that wasn't me, that was some other asshole, go take it up with them? I painted your car and did a damn fine job if I must say so my self. "

Not only has Obama watched the GOP stick their fingers in the works, he's put his hands in the Shit to, every Democrat that voted for it did.

Obamacare is as planned. Don't fool your selves.

12   edvard2   ignore (1)   2013 Jun 4, 5:06am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

I see the various fake grass roots, corporate sponsored movements and the right wing entertainment and misinformation machine has done its job well.

13   Tenpoundbass   ignore (15)   2013 Jun 4, 5:06am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

rooemoore says

And yet they will blame Obama?

Where does the buck stop?
It's that motherfucker's vision!!!
Not Rick Scotts!

14   Tenpoundbass   ignore (15)   2013 Jun 4, 5:07am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

edvard2 says

I see the various fake grass roots, corporate sponsored movements and the right wing entertainment and misinformation machine has done its job well.

Are you calling me a liar?

15   rooemoore   ignore (1)   2013 Jun 4, 5:14am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

CaptainShuddup says

rooemoore says

And yet they will blame Obama?

Where does the buck stop?

It's that motherfucker's vision!!!

Not Rick Scotts!

Holy cow. Calm down.

I wonder if John Graham agrees with your posts. If not, he may take issue with you using his work as your avatar.

16   Tenpoundbass   ignore (15)   2013 Jun 4, 5:21am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

sbh says

And yet, according to Republican lore, Cap's mom is just another taker, like the rest of the red southern states, taking, taking and thumping the Bible, that primitive blog.

I rest my case.

17   Richard Wicks   ignore (0)   2013 Jun 4, 5:22am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

"She lives on a fixed income of $1200 a month in Social Security. She has voted all her life as a Democrat, because it's been the Democrats todate that have made damn sure that Seniors would be provided for their golden years."

BWAHAHAHAHAHA.

What a profoundly ignorant statement.

The Social Security Trust Fund was put into the general fund in the 1960's under a Democratic congress. This means that all the excess money from it was "invested" in Treasury Bonds - i.e. spent, and replaced with a piece of paper that says "The government owes you money, thanks for the 2 trillion dollars, we really promise to pay it back, with a tiny amount of interest".

The boomers are the people that railed against the Vietnam war and now wants to turn the Middle East to glass. They're the group that were dropping acid in the 1960's and doing lines of coke in the 1980s which now have ensured mandatory federal sentencing for the younger generation.

And they haven't paid a bit of attention to civil responsibility, which is why we have the NDAA as law, why we're in several wars in the Middle East, and are threatening to enter 2 more.

Nixon was forced to resign over a break in. Bush lied us into a war in Iraq over weapons of mass destruction that didn't exist, Obama has ended 5th amendment rights, and has continued everything Bush started.

And this group things they deserve to retire. It is to laugh.

The Constitution died under their watch, in fact, they are the ones burying it. Look at who is running congress today. it's not Generation X, it's not the Silent Generation. It's them.

18   Tenpoundbass   ignore (15)   2013 Jun 4, 5:25am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Richard Wicks says

And this group things they deserve to retire. It is to laugh.

I'll do the finnin' around here, moron.

19   Richard Wicks   ignore (0)   2013 Jun 4, 5:26am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

CaptainShuddup says

That shit don't work with old folks, they don't play the blame game.

Don't trust anybody over 30.

20   EBGuy   ignore (1)   2013 Jun 4, 5:29am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

“Keep your government hands off my Medicare.”

21   david1   ignore (1)   2013 Jun 4, 5:31am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

As usual, you have this all wrong, Capitano.

The Republican controlled Florida House has rejected the Medicaid expansion provision of Obamacare.

Scott has actually publicly claimed he would not "deny 1 milion Floridians this coverage."

Studies of this actually show that increases spending on health care for senior's does not improve outcomes over the population of seniors. Who knew.

That is little comfort if your mom is one of the sick ones, however. We are a vain species, fearful of death, that will do anything we can to prolong life.

Florida was paying for her prescription premium coverage, now they will not. Pony up sonny if you don't like it.

But if you want to send the bill to someone, send it to the Republican legislators.

22   Automan Empire   ignore (2)   2013 Jun 4, 5:36am     ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag      

My own Mother is a lifelong Republican, not because she is politically savvy and studied ideology and the issues; but because my Dad was Republican.

It amazes me, listening to her take strong stands on issues, the mitochondrial DNA of which trace directly back to Fox and Limbaugh talking points though she strongly denies listening to these. To a one, she takes whichever side of EVERY issue that plays into the game of the neocon oligarchs, and directly against her and her family's interests.

She is a "Keep your government hands off my medicare" Republican and proud of it. She thinks the healthcare system was fine, after my Father's 30-year struggle with MS and his employer, disability, pension, and healthcare collected money from him while healthy then proceeded to deny every coverage. She still thinks the Keystone pipeline is to bring cheap oil to American gas pumps. She is disdainful of unions and blue collar workers, even to her self-employed blue collar son. She thinks the media are all 100% liberal, when the biggest radio market in the WORLD (Los Angeles) is now down to 1-1/2 liberal stations. Hell, she would not let us play with TOY guns as children, and she started in with OBAMA GUN GRABBER rhetoric a few weeks ago out of the blue.

Having lived through the '60s as the only fiscally responsible of many siblings, I think she would let Republicans feed her feet first into an idling wood chipper, before she would allow herself to voice approval for anything that could remotely be labelled LIBERAL.

23   edvard2   ignore (1)   2013 Jun 4, 5:39am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

CaptainShuddup says

Are you calling me a liar?

Nope.

24   Automan Empire   ignore (2)   2013 Jun 4, 5:47am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Forgot to add: My Republican Mom raised us during the Womens' Lib era, to be respectful and egalitarian-minded toward women, and dealt with my Dad's rigid 50s gender role ideals, and donated to Planned Parenthood for decades, YET called Sandra Fluke a slut who just wants people to pay for her birth control.

~Le sigh~

25   JodyChunder   ignore (3)   2013 Jun 4, 6:26am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

FortWayne says

SS pays too little. It's a disgrace what our government turned the program that was supposed to help seniors into. $800, that's what most people I know are getting from their SS.

Blame Michael Boskins: The Boskin Commission developed a very sneaky way of massaging CPI data so that SS COLAs were pegged to understated inflation metrics, thereby fucking Grandma and Grandpa...

SS was a fine blueprint before all the hand lotion'd Welches in DC got hold of it and started playing grab ass with their whiteboards.

26   JodyChunder   ignore (3)   2013 Jun 4, 6:28am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

CaptainShuddup says

Are you calling me a liar?

Let's take this out to the parking lot...

27   Tenpoundbass   ignore (15)   2013 Jun 4, 6:29am     ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag      

That's a Liberal trifecta, you got a hated white guy, that's really hispanic, it's go guns fear and those mean ole republicans denying voters rights.

But you know what bother's me, my ass isn't hurting from all of the popular Republican boogey man meme's it's the actual Liberal legislation that is fucking the country over.

Don't forget, who has to sign every thing into law. It certainly isn't Zimmerman.

28   curious2   ignore (0)   2013 Jun 4, 6:32am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Vicente says

Her caregiver helpfully reregistered her as Republican and now she votes just like he does. Talking to a lady in the nursing home industry, this is not at all uncommon.

Something to consider the next time you hear people advocating "vote by mail" or "vote online" to increase democracy. There is something to be said for requiring people to show up on election day, sign their own names the same way it appears on their registrations, and turn in their own ballots.

29   Tenpoundbass   ignore (15)   2013 Jun 4, 6:35am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Vicente says

Her caregiver helpfully reregistered her as Republican and now she votes just like he does. Talking to a lady in the nursing home industry, this is not at all uncommon.

I could almost be outraged along with you, if the same thing wasn't happening in other counties, but a different party.

I think anyone involved in a voter drive, should remain neutral of the outcome. OR face 30 years in prison. Rides and Voter drives should have no political affiliation or motive, other than providing a community service to Americans who can't for what ever reason get out to register or vote.

30   FortWayne   ignore (4)   2013 Jun 4, 6:49am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

JodyChunder says

Blame Michael Boskins: The Boskin Commission developed a very sneaky way of massaging CPI data so that SS COLAs were pegged to understated inflation metrics, thereby fucking Grandma and Grandpa...

SS was a fine blueprint before all the hand lotion'd Welches in DC got hold of it and started playing grab ass with their whiteboards.

They have all been raiding Social Security funds, Democrats or Republicans. Nothing is sacred to those parasites. Any place there is money, they come to take it.

31   Tenpoundbass   ignore (15)   2013 Jun 4, 6:52am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

edvard2 says

finds himself turned off by the GOP these days

Wait until he get's his first medical bill in 2014.
Woah HO! He wont ever take your advice again, not even for the best way to Oysters.

32   edvard2   ignore (1)   2013 Jun 4, 6:54am     ↓ dislike (3)   quote   flag      

CaptainShuddup says

Wait until he get's his first medical bill in 2014.

I'm sure that back in 1951 McCarthy also said that: " Wait until everyone turns into communists!"

That seems to be the general tactic from the GOP: Simply warn people about things that never really happen when they do anything that isn't totally to their liking.

33   Tenpoundbass   ignore (15)   2013 Jun 4, 6:55am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

What do you call a Senior Democrat voter?

'debilitating stupidity'

I wish I could claim that one.
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/06/04/christie-accused-of-debilitating-stupidity-after-election-decision/?hpt=hp_t2

34   gbenson   ignore (0)   2013 Jun 4, 7:27am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

What do you call a Republican?

That old person with Alzheimer's

(I claim that one)

35   curious2   ignore (0)   2013 Jun 4, 7:32am     ↓ dislike (2)   quote   flag      

I can understand her frustration with Democrats and Obamacare, but the Republicans remain even worse. RyanCare was a plan to impose Obamacare onto senior citizens, replacing Medicare. The Republican plan for Social Security is conceptually similar, replacing the existing Treasury bonds with Wall Street junk bonds and higher management fees. I wish her luck finding a Republican she could vote for in a primary, perhaps if enough people follow her example then the Republican party might nominate tolerable candidates, but I doubt any would win so long as the RNC remain the Religious Nutjob Coalition.

36   lostand confused   ignore (0)   2013 Jun 4, 7:37am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

curious2 says

I can understand her frustration with Democrats and Obamacare, but the Republicans remain even worse. RyanCare was a plan to impose Obamacare onto senior citizens, replacing Medicare. The Republican plan for Social Security is conceptually similar, replacing the existing Treasury bonds with Wall Street junk bonds and higher management fees. I wish her luck finding a Republican she could vote for in a primary, perhaps if enough people follow her example then the Republican party might nominate tolerable candidates, but I doubt any would win so long as the RNC remain the Religious Nutjob Coalition.

This is the sad truth. I am so sick of both parties-but the republicans are just worse. Look at the recent immigrtaion bill-the republicans pound of flesh-more H1B visas to replace the American workers that haven't been offshored.

Sick of Obama and abuse of executive power-well the republicans started it and still won't condemn him for it. Where do you turn to, when both sides are a bunch of crooks and thieves. The old saying about being between a rock and a hard place rings true. Sick of Obamacare-well it is actually Romneycare with different packaging and was actually championed by the Heritage institute.

37   FortWayne   ignore (4)   2013 Jun 4, 7:46am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

JodyChunder says

Blame Michael Boskins: The Boskin Commission developed a very sneaky way of massaging CPI data so that SS COLAs were pegged to understated inflation metrics, thereby fucking Grandma and Grandpa...

Speaking of changing CPI data, Obama suggested we do this again... another one of those pretend CPI adjustments.

38   lostand confused   ignore (0)   2013 Jun 4, 7:50am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Yeah with social security , Obama has always offered cuts, when republicans haven't even openly asked for them. He seems to think it is some sort of grand bargain. He has offered cuts multiple times.

39   JodyChunder   ignore (3)   2013 Jun 4, 7:52am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

FortWayne says

Speaking of changing CPI data, Obama suggested we do this again... another one of those pretend CPI adjustments.

FWIW, Boskin worked his legerdemain under Clinton's watch.

40   lostand confused   ignore (0)   2013 Jun 4, 7:58am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

sbh says

curious2 says



I wish her luck finding a Republican she could vote for in a primary


I would greatly appreciate if you would recommend a Republican for me to consider listening to; one who isn't theocratic and extreme. A living Republican, I should say.

I actually like Ron Paul. Despite his clownishness, his son ain't that bad, when compared to the rest.

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