We, the enemies

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We, the Enemies?


The editorial “Debt & Taxes in DC” fails to mention proposed entitlement reforms that are being discussed in Washington right now. Cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid will devastate the poor and sick in this country. For people already living on the edge of financial ruin, taking away even a small percentage of their income is a recipe for disaster. And yet that’s what both parties are discussing.


In the interests of honesty, let’s call this what it really is: The US government is imposing economic sanctions on its own citizens. As we have done to populations in Iran and other “enemy states,” a huge segment of American citizens will be unable to afford decent food, shelter, or medical care if President Obama’s Grand Bargain/Great Betrayal includes cuts to the social safety net.


So millions of people who have been paying into the system for decades will not get what was promised when they could use it most. At least now we know how the richest nation in the world treats those in need – the same way it treats its enemies.

Satisfaction

Because it was such a nice day, I worked on my car today.

It was long overdue, but it was so hot all summer, I couldn’t bring myself to stand out in the heat to do it. Today was just perfect – sunny, not too hot. I vacuumed, cleaned out all the trash, wiped down the cargo area, Armor-All’ed the dashboard, washed the floor mats (in the washing machine – I saw it on Pinterest!), shampooed the seats and sewed up a rip in the seat on the driver’s side.

This was fulfilling in a way that politics rarely are. Ahh!

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