Poll Majority: “Don’t Touch Social Security or Medicare!”
Powerful interest groups have spent billions of dollars bribing Congress and trying to brainwash the public. “We need to fix [i.e. privatize] these entitlement programs or the country will COLLAPSE!”
Bribing Congress — Check. Mission Accomplished. It’s hard to find a legislator who isn’t completely bought and paid for.
Brainwashing the public — not so much. According to an AP-GfK poll, 60% of Americans say Social Security and Medicare are vital to the safety net; and we can balance the budget without cutting either of those programs.
One poll respondent nailed it with:
“I'm pretty confident Medicare will be there, because there would be a rebellion among voters. Republicans only got a hint of that this year. They got burned. They touched the hot stove.”
Between this survey and the backlash at Republican town hall meetings, conservative politicians are getting the message and making the necessary changes:
We need to crack down on those raucous town hall meetings and stop these embarrassing YouTube videos. Republican politicians have turned into a laughingstock, being shown all over the Internet squirming and twitching in front of their enraged constituents. Solution: Ban all recording devices at town hall meetings.
And if a few lowly senior citizens try to gather outside of a teabagger meeting, call the police on them.