Retired Military


This is basically aimed at those readers who were born in the forties and fifties and served long enough in the U.S. military to be receiving a monthly deposit in their checking account “for loyal and faithful service.”

When a young person goes to the polls, or even campaigns for a political candidate, they do that campaigning/voting for a positive reason.  They are enthused about the candidate and the candidates positions on issues.  They want that person elected to office to be able to implement those policy positions.

But older voters think just the opposite.  Older voters do not vote “for” a candidate.  No, they vote “against” a candidate.  If a candidate would tend to overturn the older voters world vision, they will come to vote against that candidate.

We arrive at a Decision Point in November.  Will the older retired military person vote against President Obama because he was so radical as to get “Obamacare” enacted?  Will the older retired military person vote against President Obama because he was so radical as to work for allowing gays to serve openly in their military?

Or will that older retired military person vote against Candidates Romney and Ryan because the candidates have expressed a willingness to cut the pension that they were promised after serving twenty or more years?

And for those retired military born before 1948, who are drawing a Social Security annuity and are on Medicare Part A and Part B, will they vote against Candidates Romney and Ryan because the candidates are promising to “voucherize” Medicare and privatize Social Security?

Will you do what is in your best financial interest?  Or will you do what the Fox News/evangelical right tells you to do?

These are mutually exclusive choices.

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