Retirement is an American post-WWII concept. In FDRs days very few made it to the Promised Land of 65 to collect anything. Folks will either move in with their kids, double/triple up, work 'til they drop, or starve. Liberals have worked overtime to kill the Golden Economic Goose of Free Enterprise that made the dream of retirement possible in the first place. It's worse than that. liberalism convinces people that just because they live here they're entitled to The Good Life. Meaning, if you win the Earth lottery and are born here -or- manage to run the gauntlet and make it here, you're entitled to food, shelter and health care. They've killed the notion of competition in today's graduating college kids. That to me is the real shame and danger of unchecked liberalism: it produces people who are whiny losers. When life doesn't hand them champagne and roses instead of figuring out a way to adapt and overcome, they cry and stomp their feet until somebody caves and gives them a prize. They have no idea what it means to work toward a goal or to bust your a$$ for what you want...it's just expected that it will be there for you on a silver platter.That destruction of America's sense of competitiveness will be our undoing more than anything else. It goes hand in hand with expecting that someone else will always take care of you. It's been europe's undoing and it'll bite us in the rear end quickly. Hopefully all those underemployed and underskilled Millenial/Gen Y Obama voters are getting a harsh enough life lesson that they change their mindset.
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