According to 'The Census'--
"Voting rates have also historically varied according to age, with older Americans generally voting at higher rates than younger Americans.
In 2016, this was once again the case, as citizens 65 years and older reported higher turnout (70.9 percent) than 45- to 64-year-olds (66.6 percent), 30- to 44-year-olds (58.7 percent) and 18- to 29-year-olds (46.1 percent)."
Seniors Got The Short End Of The Stick
This administration is continually trumpeting out how every working person is seeing more in their paychecks after these tax cuts. Some even getting large bonuses. This while seniors on fixed incomes were left out of the equation even though seniors make up the largest voting block.
One may argue--so what? Retirees aren't working. True enough but we still will be faced with ever increasing state and local taxes after these federal budget cuts start kicking in. At least those who got a little jingle in their pockets will make out for a while (till the end of 5 years). Such is not the case for those over 65 no longer working. Being senior doesn't mean we stopped paying ever-increasing prices and taxes just like the working.
The problem here is government sending a clear message it values one segment over that of another. A signal to their largest voting block they no longer value them. What do you think the response will be in the next federal election after being so terribly underrepresented?
A just government shouldn't measure one's worth by only what someone can do for it to the exclusion of all others. It was supposedly created to represent all it's citizens.
I never much thought about the day I'd be old and stuck on a fixed income. Yet here I am. So shall most of us all one day
Sunday, February 18, 2018
Friday, February 16, 2018
That's not the way I'm seeing it.
A few days ago flip-flopper Trump tweeted this out...
There's some really nasty things I'm inclined to say, but I'll let Donald's own words regarding his character speak for themselves.
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Thursday, February 15, 2018
Speaker Ryan wants to fix possible legal gaps on guns and mental health
House votes to rescind Obama gun background check rule
Semi-automatic military designed assault rifles capable of firing 30 round clips of armor piercing high powered ammo was never something the writers of 2nd amendment could ever have imagined. That's why the 2md amendment never addressed rocket propelled grenade launchers, dirty bombs and missile launchers for home use.
Here's a quick fact for those who've been living under a rock. After 67 mass shootings in 2017 and 18 more so far this year (2018) ain't no politician gonna do a damn thing except blow more smoke. We've been down this road a hundred times. Nothing changed then. It won't now. Not so long as we worship the 2nd amendment as if it were the 11th commandment issued down from the hand of God.
There's A Great Big Loophole In 2nd Amendment.
It's doesn't say one damn thing about protecting ammo for guns does it?