We need our government to support its people so we can support it.
The Working Retired
I retired in 2000, my husband was forced out of the computer business as much of those jobs went over seas. Social security and my retirement income from the State of Maryland are important sources of income for us. But we also work, I have retrained to be a mental health counselor, he works nearly everyday as a substitute teacher. We live conservatively, we've worked hard all these years and want to be fully functioning members of our society for as long as we are able. Let the 1% pay their fare share! The 'entitlements' are not that, we worked for them and they are needed by our middle class, our elderly, our families. our children. The middle class is what American runs on.