Over the past six years, Republicans have concluded that if, and that is a big if, there is any investment in America it will be paid for by the poor, disabled, middle class or the elderly; particularly if the investment inordinately benefits the corporate world and big business. As long as the Koch brothers own and operate the majority Republican Congress, and there is even a penny in the Social Security Trust Fund or any Americans’ pension account, Republicans will propose robbing the elderly to pay for projects that benefit the rich and corporations. It is, after all, just another part of their crusade to transfer all the nation’s wealth to the rich; the idea of stealing the elderly’s pensions to achieve their goals is for sheer entertainment value.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.