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I am of the Pre-Old group.  We poor, unfortunate sots who are currently just under 55 who will be screwed (and not in a good way) if Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney have their way.

Yes, they’d preserve Medicare benefits for our current seniors (or so they say), but those of us under that magical 55-year old mark will have “more choices”.  (If you believe that I have some lovely swampland for sale just a few miles west of where I sit right now.)

As much as the GOP doth protest about President Obama cutting your Medicare (opposite world!), they’ve been eerily silent when it comes to Social Security.  To be fair, so has President Obama.

But our old pal Joe Biden actually, quite clearly, said 

I guarantee you, flat guarantee you, there will be no changes in Social Security

And then he reiterated that guarantee!  Richard (RJ) Eskow, a senior fellow at the Campaign for America’s Future wrote about the grossly under-reported declaration, and joined me on the show this morning to talk about it.

I also spoke with Deborah Newell Tornello about a travesty and real invasion of our rights that goes on in this country every day, yet we’re not seeing the outrage against it. I’m talking about the TSA and the radiation spewing backscatter machines. She wrote about it in this piece for… and it’s something more of us should be concerned about. 

Plus, the GOP finalized their most wing-nutty platform ever, and Isaac has the Republican National Convention in his sites… unfortunately, it looks like he might pay us here in Southeast Florida a visit on the way to Tampa…