What really irritates me is that they call Social Security and Medicare 'entitlements'. We contribute to both our entire working life. It is Our money! Long before these two were introduced, old people used to do any work, including cleaning peoples' homes, to make ends meet. We shouldn't have to do that. If republicans have their way, 99.9 percent people in the country could be under poverty level, while people like Bezos make trips to other galaxies. It infuriates me that the rich pay less taxes than the middle and lower class.I'm in the same boat. Trying to figure out where on the West Coast I can afford to retire to be somewhat near friends/family and not be in a rural area with a bunch of Trumpsters and poor health care.
And after working hard for many years and saving and contributing to Social Security, I shouldn't have to work at Walmart to be able to afford whatever medicine I end up needing. It infuriates me that so many members of Congress oppose Medicare being able to negotiated prescription prices. They argue that the companies need more money for R&D, but other countries pay less that we do and pharmaceutical companies seem to have more than enough cash for stock buybacks and dividends. American seniors should not be subsidizing drug prices for everyone else, including hte rest of the world.
I read J.D. Vance's book. I didn't like him then and questioned how honest he was being. He definitely seemed to have a chip on his shoulder. I had no interest in watching the movie. I reallllly don't like him now.