Gormogon mad scientist MC writes in with this scary thought in response to the Czars suspicions about the Democrats in 2010 and following:
Most eloquent Czar,
One other possibility, which came to mind after reading Sen. Nelson’s letter to the editor in today’s Omaha World-Herald.
Suppose in 2012 (or 2010 even?) than the realization comes to the 30M that the pain is front-loaded and the gain is at the end. So what will be the Democrats’ solution? Bring the gain forward! Start the benefits now! It’s not fair otherwise, and who really cares about the 10-year numbers anymore. “We” voted for the reform, this is just a tweak to make it fair. Nobody really intended to have 10 years of taxes for six years of benefits. Just a little adjustment, doesn’t change much. Lie back and enjoy.
Sen. Nelson says this bill isn’t really a special deal for Nebraska, as other states can get the same deal if they only ask for it prior to its effective date of 2017. Surely in the next seven years the other states can get their collective asses in gear and latch on to this teat too. After all, Harry says that senators who didn’t get a special deal are just slackers. We’ll just make it fair for everyone. Don’t worry about the debt we’re racking up – Uncle Hu and the PRC will cover it.
This is all just a foot through the damn door. Put a 9mm hole in it now, before the rest gets in.
Note that our last two ex-Senators (Kerrey and Hagel) have chosen to live elsewhere in retirement. With good reason. I’m hoping Sen Johanns can avoid the seemingly-inevitable brain wipe that caught the others.
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.