How are you going to do it, in two months before the election to convince everybody, you've got to take care of yourself?That's the wrong question to ask, really.
Because we have been taking care of ourselves.
That's why we pay into Social Security, and into Medicare/Medicaid, why we pay insurance premiums for our homes, cars, health, and life, why we pay into pension and retirement funds, and why we pay taxes. Half my paycheck is taken for these things before I ever see a penny of my income.
We have been taking care of ourselves and expecting our government to use those funds we paid into wisely on our behalf.
Instead, they've stolen from those funds to benefit themselves and their wealthy cronies. Now that they've plundered our coffers, they want to dig into our pockets and take even more of our money for themselves.
They dare to say that these programs we paid for are "entitlements" that we don't deserve. That the money we paid into them isn't our money, and the services they provide aren't our services to claim.
We know better. That's our money in those programs, and when we need those services, it is our right to claim them. We aren't free-loaders. We aren't victims. We are supporters and funders of these programs, and they belong to us.
We created them.
We funded them.
They belong to us - Social Security, Welfare, Medicare, Medicaid, Low income housing assistance, utility assistance, food stamps (TANF or whatever it's called now), commodities.
Are we going to let clueless, privileged whiners cheat us out of the programs we built and we fund?