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Sat Oct 13, 2012, 05:23 PM

My younger brother and his son visited me.........

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and Mom yesterday. My brother is 52, and a Union member. His son turned 18 10 days ago, and is registered to vote in November. Just like his older brother his first election to vote is for the President.

My brother, said "if Romney wins, I'm never going to vote again, because any win for Romney will just show that the voting machines and the whole system is rigged."

I told him that if Romney, wins, I think we might see an uprising by the people, we won't take it on the chin like we did in 2000. If Romney wins, and there is an uprising, Romney & his minions will do everything in their power to put all elections on hold, and maybe we won't have the chance to ever vote again.

That is what is at stake in this election, our future. I have 2 younger brothers, 52 and 54 years of age. I'm 56 and my older brother is 59. Why should Social Security and Medicare be safe for my older brother and me, but not for my younger brothers? Why should my nephews and nieces, who have paid into SS & Medicare not have the same protections as their parents and me? Why should my 18 year old nephew have to hear from his Dad that if Romney wins his Dad won't ever vote again?

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mrmpa Oct 2012 OP
The Wielding Truth Oct 2012 #1
mrmpa Oct 2012 #7
arthritisR_US Oct 2012 #2
hrmjustin Oct 2012 #3
lunatica Oct 2012 #4
southernyankeebelle Oct 2012 #5
marions ghost Oct 2012 #6

Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 05:28 PM

1. From my understanding. It would crumble for everyone if everyone does not participate. Am I wrong?

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Response to The Wielding Truth (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 08:31 PM

7. I don't disagree with you but.........

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I feel my brother's disgust at what might be. It took a lot for him to say this. There has never been an election he's missed. Our parents raised us, that you vote. Back in the '60's and '70's here in PA, taverns weren't allowed to open until after the polls closed, but I remember my Dad meeting with other Dads on the block and hoisting a few on the corner. Election day was of day of community.

My Dad died in January of 2000, I thank God his pain and agony was not intensified by the 2000 election.

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 05:30 PM

2. If Romney "wins" and your brother stops voting

then he really will have won

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Response to arthritisR_US (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 05:46 PM

3. +1

 

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 05:50 PM

4. Some people can see the writing on the wall before others can

This election isn't over yet, but yeah, it's an important one.

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 07:14 PM

5. I am in my mid 60s and I don't know of any senior who is getting social security or medicare

 

that doesn't want their children or future generations not to get it. We boomers aren't selffish like that. I don't want generations below us to lose money in the stockmarket. That is what will happen. Many people aren't smart enough to deal with the stockmarket. I told my son who is 32 whatever the case and if given a choice stay with social security. Don't screw putting your money in a 401k or the stocks. Can you see what many people who live on social security alone would do today if our money had been put in the stock market.

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 07:54 PM

6. He's right IMO

if Rmoney wins it will mean the whole system is rigged.

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