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Biden’s War on Seniors

Seniors

President Biden’s anti-energy, pro-tax and spend policies, supported by congressional Democrats, are destroying seniors’ lifetime savings, pensions, 401k, SEP, equity, and cash holdings. Seniors struggled with more mandates and bureaucracy, less accountability. They pay high taxes, higher prices for rent and medicine, work longer, retire later, socialize less. Their views – love of country, character, faith, and history are disparaged. This is Biden’s legacy, a war on seniors.

Take these attacks in order:

First, Inflation continues to rise, driven by an insensible Democrat obsession with mandating a world without fossil fuels, foreseeably plentiful, buffable, powering most of our electric grid, cars, trucks, trains, planes, and homes.

Democrats autocratically killed US energy independence, meaning we must buy oil and gas from foreign producers, themselves polluters. Loss of energy means higher prices, demand chasing too little supply.  

In other words, Democrat wishful thinking – supposing wind, sun, and power consolidation will deliver what fossil fuels already do – is a bad joke. Ironically, the Chinese laugh while Americans pay. China produces 2.5 times our emissions, gas-powered cars in demand, coal burned with abandon.

Main point: Inflation, steady loss of a saved dollar’s value, is hitting all Americans but seniors on fixed incomes, who worked and saved, hardest. Biden’s policies – are literally robbing America’s seniors.

Second, seniors not only face higher inflation on a fixed income, but their “basket of goods,” the exact things on which they spend money is hit harder.

While inflation notched up last month to near nine percent, the cost of rent rose 26 percent year-over-year, while energy – e.g., the price of oil for seniors living in homes in New England – is up 33 percent.  Used cars are up 43 percent. So-called “Affordable Care Act” premiums are expected to hit double-digits in 2023.

Third, bureaucracy kills seniors. While some manage digital innovation well, others do not. New government mandates, complexity, indifference, restrictions, and bureaucracy make elder access harder, anonymity easier, accountability lower. Seniors and technology do not mix and this is causing major setbacks for them.

As size of government (or any organization) grows, responsiveness typically falls. Add a dizzying array of new regulations, digital gates, program complication, and administration – and older Americans feel increasingly marginalized, disenfranchised, plagued by questions like what “their pronouns” are.

Fourth, older Americans tend to love the American flag – saw it planted on the moon by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. They love the anthem – sing it at ballgames. They love our history – learned it in elementary school. They revere – many defended – the Bill of Rights. They advocate for equality of opportunity, on which many earned a living – less for giveaways.

They tend to be people of faith, believe girls and boys are different, think equality between the two sexes is right so support Title IX. They think learning math, biology, chemistry, physics, writing, reading, and history is what schools are for, not teaching leftist political activism or indoctrination in Marxism.

Fifth, while many still work – well into their upper years – they also have an ambition to retire, which Mr. Biden and the Democrats are objectively taking away from them, as they work longer, retire later, and pay higher direct and indirect taxes.

Finally, most older Americans – of whatever political leaning – tend to love this nation, they appreciate citizenship, expect the borders to be protected, north, south, east, and west. They have been law abiding citizens all their lives, think rule of law matters, police matters, riots and political violence are unacceptable, and laws should be enforced not ignored.

Unfortunately, and rather shockingly, the Biden Administration and Hill Democrats differ with most older Americans on virtually all these points. They are content to push them into higher tax brackets and erode the life savings of those on fixed incomes with intentional inflation, raise their private debt with higher interest rates, and do not care that seniors pay more for energy, rent, and medicine.  

Pro-government-growth Democrats watch accountability fall, as seniors struggle to make sense of new tax laws, regulations, and unnecessary red tape, penetrate an ever-larger federal government, get lost and left on “hold” somewhere in the labyrinth of new restrictions, requirements, mandates, and hoops.

Moreover, they seem indifferent to the role seniors have played in making this nation what it is, serving in war and peace, combat and commerce, building and sustaining America’s institutions, innovation, technology, and the many options and offerings younger age cohorts use unthinkingly.

For their efforts, the Biden team – led by a guy who earned all his wealth off US taxpayers – rewards them by denigrating their values, cancelling their speech, closing their churches, letting people attack places of worship, suspending bail, defunding public safety, trying to take their guns, redefine their words, remake and take their children and grandchildren, tear down statues honored for decades, and rewrite Americans history, as well as deconstruct American culture.

So, net-net, what do seniors see, what is the world Mr. Biden’s transformational thinkers are delivering? It is a world closer to chaos than contentment, no respect for hard work, savings, and old-fashioned patriotism, service, remembering, honoring the past.

Biden’s team seems less about character than character assassination, less about truth and stability – economic, legal, historical, and political – than the reverse, churn. That does not sit well with seniors. They have been around, know what they know. The sum looks more and more like war – on seniors.


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Hal
2 months ago

Inflation is taxation … and there is no better way it can be honestly and accurately defined. And the great majority of the Senior population is the most negatively affected by inflation. Inflation is a measure of how much the Federal government is robbing the population (the retired elderly population most direly affected). Inflation is just one of the deceptive tools the government uses to steal from the public citizenry.

ibsam
2 months ago

Wokesters cry about their climate catastrophe fears, but Sleepy Joe is the real catastrophe. He is degrading the quality of life in America far more than even the worst-case global warming predictions (not happening, on hiatus) could possibly inflict. Every American, except those who have been neutered into the woke cult and infantilized, know this to be true. But they are afraid because they see Sleepy Joe fomenting racial and class hatred — and getting away with it. Our prayers must be for the light of truth to pierce through the fog of woke ideology and mob mentality; and for courage to stiffen the national spine enough to stand up to Sleepy Joe’s woke bullying. Sleepy Joe and the woke cult are one and the same in spirit. And as the world has seen time and again, everything woke turns quickly to sh*t.

Dr Rene
2 months ago

Can anyone name just one good DEMOCRAT Politician? Former Bluedog Democrat

PaulE
2 months ago
Reply to  Dr Rene

They are all extinct.

Hal
2 months ago
Reply to  Dr Rene

Only if they are a liar!!!

cfmmax
2 months ago

I haven’t voted Republican since the ’80’s. The last Democrat I voted for was Bill Clinton (would not do that again if given the opportunity). So I don’t vote much anymore as the pickings are just so very slim. I’m 68 and nearing retirement but it looks like I’ll need to continue working.

Don’t fool yourselves, Republicans offer nothing to us working stiffs. And Biden . . . . . I hate everything he’s doing.

Mike Mantal
2 months ago
Reply to  cfmmax

If ,as you said, I don’t vote much anymore, then you are part of the problem!

cfmmax
2 months ago
Reply to  Mike Mantal

Give me a candidate and I’ll vote.

Max
2 months ago
Reply to  cfmmax

Sometimes you have to choose the lesser of two weevils. GET OFF YOUR BEHIND AND VOTE !!!!

cfmmax
2 months ago
Reply to  Max

The lesser of two evils is still evil.

Hal
2 months ago
Reply to  cfmmax

Then write in a candidate you like, maybe even yourself!!

Richard Baker
2 months ago
Reply to  cfmmax

Republicans BAD?? Do you include Donald Trump?

cfmmax
2 months ago
Reply to  Richard Baker

If you followed the news then you’d know that Trump was talking about jacking with SS and Medicare + /- a year before he left office. That was the R’s plan were he to have been re-elected. Gut it.

Now, and you’d know this if you followed the news, Rick Scott, Ron Johnson, and Lindsay Graham are setting their sights on SS / Medicare. All three are Trump bootlickers. Then, there’s Mitt Romney who’s not a Trump bootlicker also plotting. But he’s wise enough to do it behind the scenes. He’s a powerful R and, like it or not, that’s what he’s doing.

I don’t mean to just go after R’s. There’s also no shortage of D’s who are also cowards and will sign on to do a number on those two programs.

Doug Thompson
2 months ago

Thank you for the article, and I agree with the point of it. However PLEASE retire the phrase “fixed income”. Most of the working world is in the same boat, you can’t just go to your boss as a worker and say “I need a raise”. We are ALL on fixed incomes, and by the way, no one where I work is getting a 7%-8% raise as most SSA recipients are.

PaulE
2 months ago
Reply to  Doug Thompson

All legitimate points.

Ferdinand
2 months ago

LEFTISTS ARE CRINGE LMAO

Ferdinand
2 months ago
Reply to  Ferdinand

biden admin is so sad. long live trump!!!1!

Ferdinand
2 months ago
Reply to  Ferdinand

<b>can’t stop thinking about how much I hate democrats</b>

Hal
2 months ago

Yep, Biden and the DemocRats have figudred out how to rob Seniors (especially retired or near so). The just use inflation to steal back some of their savings. In truth, the “inflation tax” hit everyone heavily who have savings that they dependo or in the future will depend on. Anothe way to put it, the DemocRat politics robs the public to gain miney they couldn’t get otherwise without likely losing their political job.

VikkiC
2 months ago

He also waged war on diabetics when he reinstated the regular price of insulin to the price in effect before Trump negotiated it down to $30/vial. He did that a short time after he took office, and let the price stand at $300/vial until he “negotiated” a new price of $35/vial (many months later, just recently). What a great guy…hope he doesn’t break his arm patting himself on the back!! Jacka$$ Extraordinare!!

Angela
2 months ago

This is insanity on steroids. But it’s not just Democrats – the illuminati pull the strings in this country. Research it. Every Congressman or woman in the District of Criminals knows this.

PaulE
2 months ago

The Democrat’s war isn’t just on seniors. It’s on everyone that isn’t part of the Socialist elite that want to reset society to their vision of how things should be. So far, they have been amazingly successful, as they have encountered little to no real resistance in the last 20 months. Obviously, they have much, much more planned as part of the overall transformational process for this country. If you’re unhappy now, you’ll really be upset by the time 2024 rolls around and have to decide between whether you have food to eat or whether you can afford to heat or cool your home. That is if you can even afford your home or apartment by then.

Basically if you’re poor or middle class, they are forcing you into serfdom whether you like it or not. RBC ends his article with “The sum looks more and more like war – on seniors.” Yes, this is indeed an actual war being waged against not only seniors, but the overall population as a whole. The only real question is how far will the people of this country allow things to deteriorate before they finally say enough in one voice and stop our decent?

cfmmax
2 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

“The people” ain’t gonna do squat. And believe me I don’t like D’s but R’s do nothing for you and never have. Yeah, they’ll talk all the immigrant jive, LGBTQ, BLM, inflation, etc etc etc, but they’ll send just as much $$$$ to Ukraine as any D and they plot to pay for it by cutting SS and Medicare.

More importantly, why do you call the D’s Socialists? Sure, they’re cowards and never do anything for you. But just like R’s they want to make America a slave labor country. Texas wants to do away with minimum wage. If they have their way you’ll work for a loaf of bread and package of Oscar Meyer processed meats. But above all Democrats ain’t Socialists. If real Socialists ran the country you and I would likely be better off.

You know SS and Medicare are Karl Marx ideas, right?

Hal
2 months ago
Reply to  cfmmax

The R;s don’t do anything for you and never have????? You need to learn some US history!!! Not to say the R’s are perfect, but compared to the damage done by the DemocRats historically … you gotta be kidding!

Mtpocts
2 months ago
Reply to  cfmmax

FDR, a Democrat, signed the Social Security Act into law in 1935.

MIKE FAILLA
2 months ago

A more useless bunch in government is what we have….throw the bums out! imho.

Jeb
2 months ago

I hate Joe Biden and everything he represents and does. He is destroying everything we did during our working years to enjoy our retirement and not be a burden on our children and society. Slowly that is being taken away and given to illegals, criminals and every other type of freeloader. I will never vote for a democrat for as long as I live, I don’t care if it was my brother running for local dog catcher. This independent is done.

D L West
2 months ago

Great article, keep up the good work.
Dave West

mark
2 months ago

WE THE PEOPLE , both young and old must go to the polls if able and vote Republican in Nov. if we want to save ourselves our country and its values ,,, at least we have a change to slow the damage being done until 2024

Granny25
2 months ago
Reply to  mark

I have already decided a long time ago that if there is a D by the name, I will NEVER vote for it.

cfmmax
2 months ago
Reply to  mark

I gave up on Democrats. But you do realize that that, if given the opportunity, Republicans will destroy your SS and Medicare, right?

cfmmax
2 months ago
Reply to  mark

Hah! Republicans do anything for you?
Incredibly stupid comment.

John Davis
2 months ago

TERM LIMITS PERIOD.
TRUMP / NUGENT 2024

rifleman
2 months ago
Reply to  John Davis

Trump/Nugent 2024? Now there is a combination that would make Democrat and media mogul heads explode! I like it!

cfmmax
2 months ago
Reply to  John Davis

Take the money out of politics and everything changes, overnight.
Trump is a child, Nugent is crazy.

DonS
2 months ago

RBC,

You have my support! Vietnam Era Veteran, enlisted in the US Air Force, Honorably Discharged!

Upon discharge, I became involved in solid-state Laser systems resulting from synthetically grown crystals. Now 81 years of age!

Max
2 months ago

RBC, Seniors are the foundation level of the country. The power elite have basically taken control of the younger generation so it is time to destroy the main foundation so the power elite can use and force their agenda on the country. The elite are not going to be hurt by the current economic situation since have they have found illegal ways to protect their assets from the government and also control the necessary agencies that continue to protect them from prosecution. Overhaul of the government is drastically needed and will end up being an uphill fight to the finish.

cfmmax
2 months ago
Reply to  Max

“Overhaul of the government” ain’t gonna happen, ever.

Max
2 months ago
Reply to  cfmmax

I know it is just wishful thinking.

PIDL
2 months ago
Reply to  Max

Many are coming to say more and more that it is both parties causing our problems. And they are correct. The Republican RINOs are just as guilty as the Democrats. The politicians are ignorant about computers and allowed the last election to be stolen by machines. The first thing Pence should have done was sequester all of the voting machines and required a complete forensic report on the same. No. The government just allowed Dominion to go in and “update” many of the machines, in the process wiping out any of the evidence that they machines were bad. And it was against the law to make changes to the machines and get rid of any data. Yet the federal government allowed it. They are all at fault as I see it!

cfmmax
2 months ago
Reply to  PIDL

I agree that both parties are totally useless and I can’t stand to look at Biden. But there was no theft of the election.

Hal
2 months ago
Reply to  cfmmax

IMO you are sadly mistaken!

AllenNC
2 months ago

Yet many democrats

Hal
2 months ago
Reply to  AllenNC

Yet many cockroaches, too! But they seem to be easier to exterminate!

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