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Boomers vs. Millennials

sashamanda Wrote: Sep 11, 2014 10:13 AM
Born in 1946, the oldest boomers are not 78. The 90 year old in the photo is not a boomer. Boomers (and those a few years older) were the first demographic to have spent their entire working lives paying into Medicare. Earlier generations received Medicare after having made only partial payment into Medicare before collecting. It has always been a pay-as-you-go scheme. Too bad the millennials, who have had astronomically more material advantages than previous generations, will have to bear the burden of the elderly.
The cost of multiculturalism is not evenly spread geographically and .among the classes. Lower income people in areas where minorities settle bear the burden of higher crime, lower property values, proportionately higher taxes, and dissolution of culture. Upper middle and high income classes remain unscathed. The richer or the geographically removed --- who pay none of the price of multiculturalism --- get to feel morally superior when the classes or areas that have been adversely affected complain or try to protect themselves.
The cost of multiculturalism is not evenly spread geographically and .among the classes. Lower income people in areas where minorities settle bear the burden of higher crime, lower property values, proportionately higher taxes, and dissolution of culture. Upper middle and high income classes remain unscathed. The richer or the geographically removed --- who pay none of the price of multiculturalism --- get to feel morally superior when the classes or areas that have been adversely affected complain or try to protect themselves.
There are peaceful Muslims. It does not follow that Islam, based on the violent life of Mohammed and his exhortations of jihad, is a religion of peace.
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Paul Ryan Has Answer for Ferguson

sashamanda Wrote: Sep 01, 2014 10:11 AM
Median household income is roughly $50,000 a year. Ryan apparently thinks we can afford to pay $500 a month to 50 percent of US households.
"I rather" he gets stopped by ISIS, too. So, how do we get him to the border?
No, we no longer celebrate virtue in this country. Every good deed should be acknowledged including the immense sacrifice this soldier made for his country.
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The Republican Racist Myth

sashamanda Wrote: Aug 26, 2014 9:58 AM
So, Republicans can race bait GOP candidates as Cochran did in Mississippi (and condoned by the RNC, Rove, McConnell, Alexander, etc). But, Republicans should call out the Democrats is they use the same tactic? By tacit approval of racist campaign tactics, the GOP lost credibility on issues of race.
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Facts vs. Visions

sashamanda Wrote: Aug 26, 2014 9:41 AM
Certainly a "terrorist" action.
Stephens is far more optimistic about the future of America than I am. Taking into account the polling on Obama --- an approval rating still in the high 40s --- I don't think Obama is as much an aberration as most of us would like.
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Losing a Sense of Community

sashamanda Wrote: Aug 22, 2014 9:20 AM
Well said, jr.
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