Brokaw's Out-Of-Touchness

Spoken just like someone that hasn't had to worry about money in decades, Multimillionaire newsman, Tom Brokaw, was on "Meet the Press," today, and implied that anyone who only made 250 thousand dollars a year was not rich, but practically struggling.  He's as out of touch and aloof from the real world as the arrogant senator from Oklahoma, Tom Coburn, the senator who implied that anybody who makes less than 175 thousand dollars a year (or whatever Congressional pay is these days) is not worthy to be in Congress.  Brokaw said something else ridiculous on the program, but unless we see the re-run, it's not remembered well.  It was probably something about the practicality of raising the social security retirement age to 70.  Of course, using that perverse logic, it would be real "practical" to raise the age to 99 if your goal is small government rather than domestic tranquility.  Once again, another round of the big lie that social security has anything to do at all with the present budget deficit, as if the recipients of social security, by and large, have not already paid for the insurance for which they are now collecting as a result of their work. 

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