Ted Rall by Ted Rall

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  1. ChukLitl

    ChukLitl GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    But do you absolutely have to fulfill our expectations?

  2. Craig Linder

    Craig Linder said, over 5 years ago

    This 53-year old understands the current crop of Republican politicians are a bunch of corporatist liars. Social Security can easily be fixed by simply lifting the income cap on the tax.

    And we wouldn’t be in nearly the trouble we are now if:

    1. The Republicans hadn’t done the Iraq war off the books.

    2. We scaled our military back to something considerably more reasonable. (Remember, we spend as much on our military as the rest of the world combined.)

    3. We taxed the wealthy at a higher marginal rate.

    So, Boehner is just projecting his expectations on a whole lot of people who actually have a very different vision of the future, what is necessary and what is fair.

  3. earodrig

    earodrig GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    This 51-year-old has known since her twenties that she shouldn’t count on these programs; I don’t know why everyone seems so shocked now. I’m glad that a major figure has said it out loud.

  4. pavlov

    pavlov said, over 5 years ago

    Isn’t Obamacare supposed to solve all of our medical concerns.

  5. ynnek58

    ynnek58 said, over 5 years ago

    sorry, the money ain’t there, and that’s the way it is. Get over it. Whether the government takes over, or you let it ride, it is still going to get rationed, so what. I can tell you I’m not counting on a nickle from these lying ba$tard$

  6. RunninOnEmpty

    RunninOnEmpty said, over 5 years ago

    It’s true - “the money ain’t there” - it’s in the coffers of Goldman-Sachs and their partners in crime.

  7. jmattadams

    jmattadams GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    I understand that. Any young person relying on government programs for their retirement is a chump. I’m saving for my own retirement and I refuse to let myself get sick and debilitated. To that end, I don’t eat trans fats, I get my exercise and I don’t contribute to pharmaceutical company profits. Not because Michelle told me too, but because it’s just a good idea.

  8. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, over 5 years ago

    So what? This is a very wealthy society and most people can take care of themselves and their families. Turning people into serfs dependent upon government largesse was never a good idea anyway.

  9. rotts

    rotts said, over 5 years ago

    Tigger, I don’t think you know what you’re talking about. Let’s hear some specifics.

  10. W(ar).Crime

    W(ar).Crime said, over 5 years ago

    ^^Hopefully you don’t have cancer in your family tree. Or heart attack, stroke, diabeties, freak accidents, car accidents, rare diseases, parasites, or anything life throws at you so you could live to be a hundred and not need medical attention.

  11. Kylop

    Kylop said, over 5 years ago

    I have known for quite some time that the R plan for people like me to retire or have medical care is: 1) A handgun 2) A single bullet

  12. charliekane

    charliekane said, over 5 years ago

    I’m on board, pull up the lifeline.

  13. seablood

    seablood said, over 5 years ago

    I’m 62. I would gladly give up my little SS check to go back to being 20, or even 50, again. I’d clean up!

  14. thirdrailmiche

    thirdrailmiche said, over 5 years ago

    So if I am not going to get full medicare, medicaid or social security, can I stop paying the full amount?

    It’s all well and good for Rethuglicans to say we need to be saving money on our own to cover the money that they stole to pay for Iraq, but if they are still taking money from my paycheck that I will now not ever see in benefits then where is my savings supposed to come from? And for those who keep saying if you work harder you will earn more, I say I work plenty hard and have a graduate degree, so you can kiss my middle class tax paying heiney and stop giving million/billionaires a free pass.

  15. NickelAlloy

    NickelAlloy said, over 5 years ago

    I can’t believe some of these comments. If I were to run your car through the crusher, would you accept it’s flattened condition as proof that the automobile just can’t work? If, rather than trying to repeal, defund and cut back our social net, we spent some time and effort to fix them, there wouldn’t be a problem. We’ve let the people who want to end our social programs control the dialog and the money. Stop putting foxes in charge of the henhouse and then whining about problems in the henhouse.

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