President Biden is under growing pressure from the left-wing of his party to lower the legal age at which one can claim a senior discount from 55 to 48.
Facing a potential shellacking in the upcoming midterm elections due to rising inflation, Democrats are imploring the president to issue an executive order as soon as possible.
In most states the legal age for senior discounts varies between 55 and 62. Congressional Democrats are calling for a national senior discount age that could potentially alleviate the pain of inflation for millions of Americans.
“We need a senior discount age that protects Americans across the nation. We’re all seniors now. Lower each state to 48,” Senator Elizabeth Warren lobbied the president.
Adding to the urgency, business owners have seen a sharp rise in the number of individuals who do not qualify claiming senior discounts at the point of purchase.
The problem has gotten so out of hand that county prosecutors are vowing to prosecute offenders to the fullest extent of the law.
“We’re prepared to throw the book at ‘em,” said Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon, reacting to criticism that he’s soft on crime. “We’ve got several informants working in various establishments keeping us plugged in to who are the worst offenders. We caught a 25-year-old wearing a silver wig and trying to order off the senior menu. We got a 32-year-old on camera using a walker and wearing a thrift store get up to claim a ten percent discount at the supermarket.”
However, New York DA Alvin Bragg has a different suggestion for those wishing to get a head start on their golden years: “Why don’t you just go in there and steal what you need?”