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8 Animals That Are Dog-Tired Of Waiting For Entitlement Reform

As Congress kicks the can on reforming the country’s entitlement programs, America’s future hangs in the balance. Since we’ve addressed the issue in the usual ways—speech, video, blog post, infographic, animated gif, Facebook post—we thought it was time for a listicle. With animals. BuzzFeed-style.

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I walk my human every day. Don’t tell me entitlement reform is too much work!

I walk my human every day. Don’t tell me entitlement reform is too much work!

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I have nine lives to plan for—can’t you tackle Social Security before my whiskers turn gray?

I have nine lives to plan for—can’t you tackle Social Security before my whiskers turn gray?

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Listen, I’m the only one who should be playing dead when it comes to fixing Medicare.

Listen, I’m the only one who should be playing dead when it comes to fixing Medicare.

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I’m practicing for when the debt becomes so big, they start rationing the fish.

I’m practicing for when the debt becomes so big, they start rationing the fish.

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My kids deserve better.

My kids deserve better.

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Wake me when we stop pretending Simpson-Bowles never existed.

Wake me when we stop pretending Simpson-Bowles never existed.

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Oh, honey, I spend more time with a hair brush than Congress spends thinking about the future.

Oh, honey, I spend more time with a hair brush than Congress spends thinking about the future.

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I’m not going to be this cute forever. Reform entitlements now!

I’m not going to be this cute forever. Reform entitlements now!

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Jonathan Rick oversees social media for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the world's largest business organization. Follow him on Twitter @jrick, where he employs listicles, animated gifs, pop culture references, and puns to communicate serious policy points.

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