sigdiamond2000: NRO Symposium 2013: Returning the GOP to Glory in 2014 and BeyondPowerPoint slide #1: Alienate the only voting block keeping you afloat as a national party
I_Am_Weasel: The GOP is "going to glory" in 2014?
Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: I_Am_Weasel: The GOP is "going to glory" in 2014?They're going to be Raptured?
Sybarite: Boomers end around '64. Born in 1969, Goldberg is firmly Generation X.
ox45tallboy: Jonah Goldberg mixes the wordsmithing of Bill O'Reilly with the smarminess of Bill Maher, which wouldn't be so bad except he's really on the intellectual level of Victoria Jackson.
2wolves: Doughy Pantsload hasn't said anything this dumb in days. Good to see he's still being paid to dare to be stupid.
GAT_00: 2wolves: Doughy Pantsload hasn't said anything this dumb in days. Good to see he's still being paid to dare to be stupid.This isn't all that stupid. How often have we seen members of the Greediest Generation screaming about how we need to stop socialism but don't you dare touch their Social Security or Medicare? What better proof of that is there than Paul Ryan trying to "reform" Medicare by utterly destroying it for people under 55, but keeping it for the old because he didn't want to dare offend them. We had to see Medicare totally destroyed, but they got to keep the existing system without changes.And I still haven't mentioned how the Greediest Generation could have fixed Social Security for decades, but never did because it would have meant a very slight increase in their own taxes. Now my generation will have to see a huge tax increase in the future to keep paying for them.
rtaylor92: Right but the greediest generation you are referring to are the boomers, not their parents (which is who Goldberg is railing against)
Kome: One of the egalitarian precepts that all Americans are supposed to subscribe to is the idea that one citizen isn't more worthy than another, simply by accident of birth.There is tremendous irony in Goldberg writing those words.
The Why Not Guy: I don't mean to belittle or demean the heroic efforts and sacrifices of those who served in World War II. But the idea that a whole generation deserves credit for what only some did is little more than an attempt to buy glory on the cheap.During World War II, approximately 16,000,000 Americans served in the military. There were over 300,000 Americans killed. Those at home worked in factories converted to wartime production, or went without necessities because supplies were routed to troops. The entire nation came together and worked to defeat an enemy.Meanwhile, today people slap a yellow magnet on their bumper and think they're "supporting the troops".Jonah Goldberg is beneath contempt.
Pick: Why do you blame people for wanting what was PROMISED them?I left my previous job, because my current employer made me an offer that included benefits. I accepted the job, because of what was offered.Our current government made us all sign a contract to pay into Social Security, and gave us all a number. In signing for that card, we signed a contract, that if we payed into that fund, there would be benefits for us, when we retired. The government "borrowed" money from that fund and never payed it back. Now they say it's "broken". It is only broken, because the government broke it themselves when they stole all the money from it.
Lord_Baull: Wow, news from 1992 has reached the republican party.Hey, here's some more tidbits you'd probably like to know:1) nobody cares if you're gay and you want to get married2) mexicans aren't the only people here illegally3) Dick Cheney shot a man in the face. The guy apologized for being in Dick Cheney's gun's line of sight.4) Trickle Down economics doesn't work.
Grungehamster: I will say if they are going to demand that we balance the budget and dramatically cut spending in the next decade, it's good they'll finally admit where the vast majority of the expected growth in government spending is projected to come from.Seriously, saying "we should be cutting our spending by hundreds of billions each year from current projected spending" while also saying "we will make sure retiring baby boomers and the military are untouched by cuts" translates to "we will eliminate all other government function to preserve the 2/3rds of projected spending those things cost us so as not have to raise taxes."
Lord_Baull: 3) Dick Cheney shot a man in the face. The guy apologized for being in Dick Cheney's gun's line of sight.
Pick: Why do you blame people for wanting what was PROMISED them?The government "borrowed" money from that fund and never payed it back. Now they say it's "broken". It is only broken, because the government broke it themselves when they stole all the money from it.
Sudlow: People of the "Greatest Generation" received back in benefits everything they ever contributed to Social Security within a couple of years. Us Boomers will take longer, but we'll get more back than we put in. You kids are F'd. It takes a while, but all Ponzi Schemes eventually fall apart.
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