The folks at Reason TV wonder just what does the term ‘TSA’ really stand for?
By a large majority, American retirees see a bleak future for their children and grandchildren — and doubt if the younger generations will be able to afford retirement, a new poll reveals.
The survey of more than 2,020 retirees was conducted by the advocacy group ProtectSeniors.Org in conjunction with Thomas Mackell Jr., former chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.
Most respondents — 83.8 percent — agreed with the statement: “I have been afforded the opportunity to live and participate in the ‘American Dream.’”
But 89 percent said achieving the American Dream will be more difficult for their children, and 76 percent said it will be more difficult for their grandchildren. Just 1.7 percent said achieving the American Dream will be easier for their children.
“This is a real tragedy,” Mackell said in a statement.
“In the past it was a given that children would enjoy better career and lifestyle opportunities than their parents. That chapter in American life appears to be ending.”
The poll also found that 65 percent of retirees think their children will not be able to afford retirement, and 70 percent believe their grandchildren won’t be able to afford retirement.
“This sentiment reflects the reality of what has been happening for decades,” Mackell said. “As defined benefit pensions are rapidly disappearing from the retirement landscape, there is an over reliance on stock-backed 401(k) plans, which have all the economic stability of a slot machine.”
Mackell served in the late 1990s as a White House appointee to the ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act) Advisory Council to the Secretary of Labor.
ProtectSeniors.Org is a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization advocating for the health benefit protection of retirees.
Would an adult-themed commercial like this help make the TSA ‘pat downs’ less intrusive? Saturday Night Live, in a very funny parody this past weekend, takes on the TSA body-scan/pat-down debacle that has the whole country talking.
Viewers in the commercial are enticed to receive pat-downs by booking a U.S. flight and refusing a body scan. A TSA agent will gladly help you out then:
In one of the funniest bits I have seen in some time from the Daily Show gang, Jon Stewart takes on Glenn Beck for his George Soros obsession.
Any public figure who is as easy to make fun of as Glenn Beck deserves to be made fun of regardless of their politics. Life is too short, and it has always been a healthy sign for conservatives that we are generally much more capable of laughing at ourselves than the other guys, whether it is Rush Limbaugh on Family Guy or George Bush’s entire presidency.
Be prepared to laugh.
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(Cross posted at Alexandria Patriot)
A soccer goalie scores on himself after ricocheting a goalie kick off his teammates head which was the deciding goal in his teams 1-0 loss.
(H/T Daily Caller)