Social Security

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Watching the GOP presidential candidates debate is equal to watching a squirrel water skiing. It's just plain silly and I can't be bothered. The misinformation bantered about regarding Social Security is just another GOP joke. Social Security costs less than 5% of the GDP and is easily fixable if you can factor out the greed and factor in some common sense with a sense of commonwealth. And I'm not saying Socialism here, perhaps a little consideration and fairness. What ever happened to, "All I really need to know I learned in kindergarten?"
 Everyone should pay into Social Security and not everyone should receive it. The think tank Third Way believes that individuals making $200,000 or jointly $400,000, should not receive Social Security, that we should boost benefits for poorer retirees and scale the benefits of those making $150,000 or $250,000 jointly. Fair? I think so. 
Will it fly? I doubt it. 
Could it? Yes, if government was really of the people and for the people.
But it's not.

On another note Jer, pictured above, was found with a prolapsed oviduct. In other words, egg bound. We had to cull her. It was the most humane thing to do. She was a beautiful bird and we had great affection for her as we do for all our"girls." She is in the freezer now. Such is life. 

My youngest daughter is getting married on Saturday and I cannot attend. Not because of anything that I have done - and not because anything that she has done. She is greatly troubled because I will not be walking her down the aisle and giving her away. Thanks Mom! You "high conflict/no resolution narcissistic selfish woman. It is my daughter's day. At least it's supposed to be. Some people are selfish and make life all about them. 

Sounds like the GOP debate all over again