How can 59,054,087 people be so DUMB?
Yes, they are our allies, but they are very upset over Bush's foreign policies. They dislike the war in Iraq and the fact they were lied to regarding the reasons.
"I've been seeing a lot more dirty looks in my direction after the election. We went to the same veggie place April and I went to two weeks ago, only this time the lady stayed at the back of the store and stared stonily at us till we left. None of the friendly service we'd gotten before. Didn't even smile at the tip, despite the fact that brits don't typically tip anything."
Sad, but true. It also makes me wonder why Bush supporters cannot see how badly he has screwed up our standing with other countries who used to support us.
Nevermind that Shrub has mishandled all three of these.
Things like the record defecit spending/national debt and international relations just don't mean anything compared to two dudes kissing, or the risk of middle-of-fuck's soccer game getting bombed.
I've got 16 years to go before I can collect social security. If he lets people draw from the fund for private investing and doesn't know yet where the money for current or nearly retired people is coming from to cover it, how much will be left of the thousands of dollars I've already contributed to SS?
Add to that the U's plan to increase the cost of retiree health benefits for each year I can't afford to retire.
I'm likely to be living out of a box just so I can afford health insurance. Better still, maybe those "moral" people who don't believe in social services being funded by the government should change their tune about assisted suicide. Then all the old people can go quietly.
Certainly what anyone at the fed level has suggested would hopefully be something like that, and it would be phased in.
I'm still contributing, will continue. But it won't be enough to live off when I retire.
Again, unless Gordon can find a decent paying job so we can try to catch up, we're going to have a difficult time once we retire. Of course, I guess I could work until I die.