Month: June 2012

Alan Simpson and the Greediest Generation

Apparently Sen. Alan Simpson’s remarks of 2011 after coming out with the Deficit Commission’s recommendations, he is various reported to have said that the current generation of Americans was the greediest ever, or that the current seniors are the greediest generation. As I was fact-checking the letter reported below I discovered that Snopes had a fair amount of detail about it. After Simpson’s remark, there has then been circulated about the internet a letter — sometimes anonymous and sometimes with a name (likely fictitious) — of the following tenor. It’s not important whether it is real, or not. But we can most of us appreciate the position taken. This is not a donkey or elephant thing — they’re all guilty! To me the biggest complaint, as mentioned near the end, is the “entltlements” word being tagged on Social Security. Been paying into that for a long, long time. Alan Simpson, the Senator from Wyoming, Co-Chair of Obama’s deficit commission, calls senior citizens the Greediest Generation as he compared “Social Security ” to a Milk Cow with 310 million teats. Here’s a response in a letter from PATTY MYERS in Montana … I think she is a little ticked off! She also tells it like it is!   “Hey Alan, let’s get a few things straight!!!!! 1. As a career politician, you have been on the public dole (tit) for...

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This is gonna hurt

The good news is that the doc has now released me from any restrictions on activity following my 2-level cervical spine fusion on March 1 of this year. The bad news is that it’s now June 10 and my re-conditioning must take place in the heat of the summer! So be it. I climbed aboard after church this morning — thought it best to pray over this folly first — and did a quick 3-1/2 miles. Really did take it easy, honest doc. 13.1 mph average speed and the average heart rate was 143. Mostly (almost) flat terrain helped. Thus it begins. I promised the doc, Jennifer and myself that I would be sensible as I move toward doing 50 mile days again. Patience. God please give me patience, and I want it now! Recent Possibly Related External Links Halo-Vest External Immobilization in the Treatment of Cervical Spine … but they have cervical disease early performance | I am interested in road cycling, but before you buy the kind of horse … Like this:Like...

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