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Which socialist program do you hate the most? Which one would you do away with?

Social Security?

Medicare?

Education system?

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:21 PM on Apr. 29, 2012 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Anna.....There are a lot of people who feel that those around seventy years should be re-tested every year for a drivers license due to many people of that age having poorer eyesight as well as other health problems & slower reflexes, etc. but this plan says they should continue working. Do you really believe that, for instance, an average 70 yr old woman would be capable of lifting 50-100 lbs or more unassisted? How about the ability of a 70 yr old man to run a jackhammer, work on a high-rise several hundred feet in the air, or how about him being responsible for the lives of several hundred people as an airline pilot? If that's the work they've done for their entire working life what are they supposed to do when they lose their job due to age, eyesight, poor reflexes or any number of other things. What happens if they've been saving all their lives for their retirement but the market crashes and they lose (Cont)
    meriana

    Answer by meriana at 2:17 PM on May. 1, 2012

  • it all as a result? It has happened & no doubt will in the future. What about those who are injured on the job & due to the injury can longer work? Really we can't even seem to give our Veterans the care they need., let alone civilians. Prior to the great depression, many lived on farms with extended families so those who became unable to work for themselves were cared for by sons, daughters. The farm provided food & a portion of the crops could be sold or traded for other necessities...ever try to farm in an apt. building? People living in cities have to depend on things like grocery stores for their food supply and an income of some kind with which to purchase it. People simply are not & cannot be as independent as they were in the past due in large part to industrialization & technology. In todays modern world, most people live in towns or cities & not many have the resources, let alone the room, to take in (Cont)
    meriana

    Answer by meriana at 2:18 PM on May. 1, 2012

  • other family members & provide food, clothing, etc. Most families these days are struggling just to provide for their immediate family, let alone aged parents or other aged or disabled family members. Without some sort of "safety net" as so many like to refer to it, people in those situations, would be living on the street. That, somehow, doesn't strike me as progress.
    meriana

    Answer by meriana at 2:18 PM on May. 1, 2012

  • meriana....You are really grasping at straws...there is little chance that, in your lifetime, social security will be abolished and our elders will need to fend for themselves. What needs to be done, and quickly, is to begin a concerted effort to resuscitate our educational systems through vouchers and begin to promote and give incentives for long term savings accounts for future seniors. You progressives have enslaved two and more generations in to thinking that they need not worry about their senior years because social security and medicare (read taxpayers...the 50% that pay ALL the taxes) will ensure their retirement. That is such an evil prescription to keep promoting in order to corral a voting group. I detest the people that have led the naive down this road to hell. You do NOT know the history of this country nor of socialist failures.
    annabarred

    Answer by annabarred at 10:41 PM on May. 1, 2012

  • Anna,
    Why in the world would you think I'm discussing this in terms of my own life? I'm not. I am actually thinking of future generations. Banks are not always solid, they can fail. The market is not solid, it can crash. Both of those things can quickly wipe out any and all savings a person may have, unless, of course, they hide their money in a mattress. Those things have happened & no doubt will happen again. I really hate to think of what could happen to people if any of the things I mentioned in pp's occurred & there was no help for them. Sure there would still be churches & charities but they can only help so many. Where charities are concerned, whatever funds they took in would first go to pay those who run them. I can't believe you really think people, these days, are not concerned about their retirement years or that they (Cont)
    meriana

    Answer by meriana at 9:17 PM on May. 2, 2012

  • don't worry about their senior years due to SS & Medicare & don't have long term savings accounts. Most do, they're called 401K's & many lost nearly all, if not all of their savings the last time the market crashed which wasn't all that long ago.
    meriana

    Answer by meriana at 9:19 PM on May. 2, 2012

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