CNN was interviewing a retired couple. They commented that George doesn't live in the real world. I got to thinking about that.
He never had to work his way through school. I bet he never had an after school job while he was in high school. He never had to search for a job at all. Jobs and positions were thrust at him. He never had to worry about keeping an old car running or getting fired from a job if he was late. He never had to worry about being able to pay all the bills. I'll bet neither he nor Laura ever have to go to the grocery store or do their own laundry or cook their own food. I'll bet the “help” take care of everything down on the ranch. He gets to play at being a rancher when he visits.
He doesn't live in the real world – never has. He lives in George's world – always will. He will never really understand the average man's situation. He may try, but he really won't get it. Maybe that's why he is in favor of changing the medical system and changing the retirement system – he just doesn't look at things from our standpoint.
I hope people from the real world keep things under control.