Coming up my parents emphasized the importance of preparing for the future. They didn’t consider it a sacrifice to do without in the here and now if it meant that they could give their children and eventually their grandchildren a leg up down the road. Trust me when I say that they don’t take well to what they believe is wreckless spending by an out of control government that is jeopardizing their grandchildren’s and great-grandchildren’s future. The Wall Street Journal:
Can our retired readers be bought for $250? Apparently President Obama thinks they can, because two weeks before Election Day he has endorsed sending bonus checks for that amount to the nearly 58 million Americans on Social Security.I can tell you in no uncertain terms that the Administration will not be buying my parent’s vote. In fact, I wouldn’t be shocked if my mother writes, “Kiss my a$$” across the face of the check and sends it back in the original envelope marked “return to sender” so she doesn’t have to pay the postage. Mom doesn’t pull any punches.
It's hard to imagine a more blatant vote-buying exercise, especially with polls showing that seniors have turned sharply against the Democrats this year. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader (pro-tem) Harry Reid have both promised check-writing votes in the lame duck session, assuming they can fit that into all the other things they want to do before they lose their super-majorities.
This little stunt by the Administration just further illustrates how out of touch they are with the American people. The Administration has no idea what the values or priorities of everyday people are. They simply believe that everyone can be bought. They are about to find out just how wrong they are.