I raised my kids to take care of themselves and they are doing pretty good (homeowners, employed, insured & saving for the future). They will prepare their children for the world. Me, I am living on Social Security & Medicare A & B. Trying not to touch the little I have in an annuity in case those supports go away. There are a lot of senior citizens that do not want to be a burden to their kids and care deeply about preservation of SS & medicare in a form that works. Tax reform & means testing are vital. Who can get those done or is willing to work toward those goals.
"For even more counterintuitive results, look at Ryan’s standing among seniors. Despite the attacks on Ryan over his budget plan, he’s easily the most liked of the short-listers among likely voters 65 years of age and over, with a 52/29 favorability rating. His “very favorable” rating of 31% in the 65+ group is more than 10 points better than the other shortlisters in the Rasmussen survey (again, save Rice). Jindal did well, too, with a 44/28, as did Pawlenty with a 40/30 and Portman at 37/26, but Ryan’s draw among seniors outpaced all of them. Ryan has plenty of room to be defined in either direction with 35% of voters overall not having an opinion, but that’s only true of 20% of seniors — and Ryan already has a majority of them on his side."