We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Here's a link to a troubling piece about possible democratic party retribution against the children of a tea party candidate that lost to the incumbent in Oregon. Thought you might be interested in reading it and/or passing it along.
Our only way out is to make social security a welfare program. One that pays a benefit to provide a survivable life and otherwise no more. And the first politician, community organizer, citizen or president who says any excess should be used for other purposes should be summarily executed.