Saturday, July 16, 2016

Keeping retirement weird. Trumpence a bag. | Fred Klonsky

Keeping retirement weird. Trumpence a bag. | Fred Klonsky:

Keeping retirement weird. Trumpence a bag.





 Mary Poppins sings Trumpence a Bag.

Recent polls show Donald Trump polling zero among African Americans.
He could be getting less than zero, if you count the margin of error. The poll suggests that not one African American in all of Ohio and Pennsylvania will admit that they are voting for Trump.
Indiana Governor Mike Pence is not positioned to improve on those numbers. What Pence brings to the ticket is the anger of retirees. Anger at Pence. See, Pence’s record in Congress is one of voting against Social Security and Medicare.
He calls them entitlements. 
Entitlements is one of those loaded words that makes it seem as if we are getting a freebie.
The Alliance for Retired Americans is just one of the organizations who this week did a spit take when Trump finally, finally, finally decided on Pence.
The ARA gives Pence a 22% rating. They consider him anti-senior.
The good news for Trump is that Pence’s rating isn’t zero.
The conventional wisdom is that old angry white guys are Trump’s core constituency.
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Pension activists. Here you have (from left) Bob Zahniser, John Dillon, Bob Lyons, this blogger and Glen Brown celebrating the first anniversary of the Illinois Supreme Court’s broad ruling in defense of the constitution’s pension protection clause. Missing from the photo is Ken Previti. He lives in Florida.
There are many others missing from this photo as Keeping retirement weird. Trumpence a bag. | Fred Klonsky:

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