That's because she is approaching retirement age and is greedily clutching to her future meager social security payments. I know someone similar to that in the northeast too. Just because she went to college doesn't mean she's intelligent. Colleges will take any dopey thing as long as they can get their money. They still blame Bush because the average person is too slow to understand the function of the Congress and the Senate. Its what George Washington called "The ignorance of the common masses". These people and their children are even dumber now than they were 200 years ago.