Phoenix AZ: Al the Donut Maker, a tireless worker for the Senator John McCain for President Republican Campaign in 2008, has retired. Al plans to live comfortably here, even though he is not rich enough to qualify for a tax on the wealthy.
At his retirement party Al thanked President Obama saying "I saw the error of my ways and became a Democratic liberal." Al had worked as a White House staffer for two previous Republican administrations (Bush 41 and Bush 43), collecting a modest federal pension for his sporadic government service. Al had opened a small chain of donut shops in Washington DC during the Clinton years, which declared bankruptcy because of the 2007 recession. However, Al received federal government loan guarantees and tax credits to continue making donuts.
Fannie Mae/Freddy Mac helped Al with a sub-prime low interest loan to keep his house in Phoenix. Other federal agencies provided weather stripping assistance and energy credits for solar panels. When times really got tough there were always food stamps available. Al even considered moving to an eastern Democratic blue state pretending to be an illegal immigrant, get a driver's license and try to qualify for in-state college tuition rates.
In retirement as a senior citizen, Al can now take advantage of Social Security and Medicare until these programs go bankrupt in a few years.