I’m not going to tell you which one or exactly when but recently it was my birthday. After 48 years of having a deduction from my paychecks now we’ll see if the government will honor its obligation when they took the money. Now the people who work in those government services were certainly pleasant, when I signed up, and quoted me benefits based on all those years of paying (I was staggered by how much has been paid in in my name, more than 10X the median income of the U.S.). But Romney and Ryan think I should get nothing, that payments in good faith with anticipation of return, were just a myth and now I’m just a welfare queen. Cutting Mittwit’s taxes to 1% (when mine never dropped below 25% (and even higher in the brackets) is what they’re going to do with the nearly 500K$ paid by me and my employer. A guy who made his fortunes running up debts on other people and stealing their retirement funds is certainly not going to honor this obligation. But you idiots on the right who want “less gubmint” and more religion, go ahead and vote to kill or starve your parents.
So happy birthday to me. One illness and it will be my last since Ryan wants to take away both what I paid the government but also what I saved for myself. So the rest of you – figure out how to make at least 10M$ because what the middle class used to think of as a “fortune” (millionaire, ha!) is good for a couple of years of survival in this brave new world. And fellow oldsters, you remember Sarah Palin’s “death panels”, well, elect RomRya and you’ll really get death panels when they “privatize” and “voucher” all those payments you made your whole life so they can give tax cuts to Mittens and Trump and cap your treatments so you can’t even survive a mild illness. Welcome to the brave new world of collecting the dead in the streets like they used to do 50 years ago in India.
So any of you who had birthdays recently, just realize you’re getting closer to when the Repugs want to kill you off. But you’ll sail happily to mythical heaven knowing gays, minorities and women have been denied their rights as well.