SENIORS

Issues affecting Senior Citzens.

Living Longer — Taste of Eternity in Hell

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Every year, the medical profession tells you, you are going to live longer.

Yeah?

In poor health, with little money and you are going to live longer.

Wow.

Is this the best news ever?

Merry Christmas 365 days a year.

Do not forget to send your neighborhood politicians a thank you card.

Best of luck  –  living in hell, that is.

 

 

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Written by solutions777

November 12, 2014 at 9:31 pm

NOBODY!

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Who cares about seniors?

NOBODY!

Who is helping seniors?

NOBODY!

Who are seniors?

NOBODY!

Get the message?

You are NOBODY!

No one outside your family cares about you; maybe not even them.

People may want your money and your vote; otherwise just go away and DIE.

Budget cuts are coming, less money for

–  social security

–  medicare

–  medicaid

–  subsidized housing

Close your eyes and hide in the closet; if you hope hard enough, maybe it will only be a dream.

Reality is a nightmare and you cannot wake up.

The only one that can turn you fr0m a NOBODY into somebody is YOU.

 

 

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Written by solutions777

November 11, 2014 at 10:58 pm

AARP’s Questions for Candidates

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FROM THE AARP WEBSITE

 

Here are three key questions every candidate for the U.S. House and Senate should answer:

1. How would you protect Social Security for seniors and strengthen it for future generations?

2. How would you put Medicare on stronger financial ground and protect today’s seniors and future retirees from rising health costs?

3. How would you help Americans save so they can secure their future live independently as they age?

 

Questions for your state gubernatorial and legislative candidates:

1. What will you do to improve financial security for your state constituents?

2. How will you help support family caregivers who make it possible for their loved ones stay in their own homes as they age?

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All these questions are about important issues severely affecting seniors?

Good questions, right?

NO!

Because no matter how the candidates answers, it has nothing to do with what the legislature will do.

Candidates say anything to get votes.

Democrats and republicans are the same.

Get your vote and do nothing for you.

YOU need a better strategy than relying on democrats or republicans.

NEW POLITICAL PARTY(http://newpoliticalparty.wordpress.com/) could be the answer.

 

 

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Written by solutions777

November 3, 2014 at 11:03 pm

Some Guidelines To A Better Life

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Seniors have been doing the same things for years and the result is always the same:  less money and poorer health.

If something is not working, do something else.

It is not impossible to improve your life, even as a senior.

First step:  YOU are the only one who can improve your life.

Second step:  Take action!

Third step: Change what you are doing; it is NOT working.

Fourth step:  STOP relying on politicians, economists and the government; they are not going to save/help you.  Politicians could not care less about you, they only want your vote.  Besides politicians and economists are totally incompetent.

Fifth step:  Consider following our blogs.

 

 

 

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Written by solutions777

September 12, 2014 at 7:45 pm

Battered, Broke, Bankrupt, and Old?

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Have no savings, no significant assets, minimum income and/or in poor health?

This is the life of many seniors in the United States today; and it will only get worse.  More and more seniors will be in this group while their finances and health will deteriorate.

So, what are YOU and other seniors going to do?  And the seniors to come?

Rely on the politicians?

Prices go up, the economy declines, and seniors’ quality of life becomes a living hell.

Politicians will continue to lie to seniors to get their votes while the government does less and less for them.

Seniors have been doing the same things for years and the result is always the same:  less money and poorer health.  Will they ever learn?

Probably not.

Why?

Because the stupid fools refuse to admit they are WRONG!

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Written by solutions777

September 12, 2014 at 7:10 pm

Is This Your Senior/Retirement Life?

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FOUND ON THE INTERNET

 

Elderly New Yorkers angry as crisis hits poorest
Feb 17, 2009

From housebound grandmothers who rely on charity meal deliveries, to ailing retirees who cannot pay rising costs for medications, older Americans feeling the pinch of the financial crisis are getting angry and forming groups with names like “Senior Outrage.”

In New York, with city and state tax revenues tumbling, benefits and services to the elderly are being cut, and many older residents are furiously drawing comparisons to the billions of dollars spent to bail out banks — and pay Wall Street bonuses.

Dolores Green, 68, retired as a home help worker and lives on a government Social Security check of $740 a month. She pays $719 a month in rent, leaving just $21 for everything else.

To eat, she relies on the federal food stamp assistance program, and worries that her cost for some medication she needs for her diabetes has gone up to $8 from $3.

To get by, she said: “I run errands for seniors. They may hand me $2 or $3 or something.”

Green says she sees more people seeking government assistance, such as her daughter, who lost her job after 25 years.

“She’s just applied for food stamps, she’s got two kids,” Green told Reuters at a community center where some 25 elderly New Yorkers were eating a lunch of sandwiches, a gelatin dessert, milk and tomato juice. “That’s why she can’t help me, because she’s got to help her children.”

“Maybe I’ll move in with you,” she jokes to her friend Alice Jordan, 80, a retired teacher who suffers from osteoporosis and high blood pressure.

Jordan said her food stamp allocation had gradually eroded to $54 a month from $180.

Then she reads about the well-heeled victims of financier Bernard Madoff’s suspected $50 billion Ponzi scheme, she says she wishes they would spare a thought for those who never had such wealth.

“Just like this guy Madoff ripped them off, how did they feel when they lost their money and had to change their style of living? Think of us. … How do you think we feel?” she asked.

BIG BUDGET GAPS

New York City’s Department for the Aging, which runs more than 300 community centers for aging residents and provides services such as food delivery to the homebound, affordable housing and heating subsidies, has cut its 2009 budget by $4 million to $285 million and faces another proposed cut, of $9.5 million, in 2010.

The cuts are part of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s bid to close a $4 billion city budget gap caused by the collapse of corporate tax revenues, especially from Wall Street, which normally pumps a fortune into local coffers.

New York state, which typically gets 20 percent of its revenues from Wall Street taxes, also is proposing cuts in health care and services for the elderly as part of a drive to close a $13 billion 2009 budget gap.

Among the proposals is a cut in the state contribution to the Federal Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, for elderly, blind or disabled people with little or no other income.

Parvati Devi, 62, says that would cut her SSI check by $24. “I can’t afford to have anything cut,” she said. “We collect cans on the street, we do anything to survive.”

A couple of hundred retirees attended a forum with New York city and state officials this month to express their anger at cuts they say are hitting the most vulnerable people hardest.

“We are outraged that the government, which has spent hundreds of billions of dollars to bail out financial institutions — and they in turn have given $18 billion as bonuses to their top executives — has no funds to support vital services for their senior citizens,” said Muriel Beach, New York City head of the State Wide Senior Action Council.

State Wide and other groups formed the “Senior Outrage Coalition” this month to mobilize protest among the city’s 1.3 million citizens aged 65 and over.

“We are of a generation that fought in the sixties,” she said. “We’re out there doing it again.”

City figures show that in 2006, one-fifth of New Yorkers age 65 and older lived in poverty, twice the national average. Advocacy groups say by now it is closer to one-third, and New York is second only to Detroit among major U.S. cities in its rate of poverty among the elderly.

Moreover, the federal poverty guidelines for 2008, $10,400 for a single person and $14,000 for a couple, are so low that many who are in need do not qualify for most public benefits.

Minorities tend to fare worst, with 30 percent of Hispanic, 29 percent of Asian and 20 percent of elderly blacks in poverty compared with 13 percent of elderly whites in New York City.

A formidable crowd despite walkers, canes and wheelchairs, many at the forum vented rage at lavish bonuses being paid on Wall Street.

Richard Gottfried, a state assemblyman, said while they might have been pleased to hear that six top executives at investment bank Goldman Sachs gave up their bonuses last year, the tax on their bonuses alone put $12 million into the state budget in 2007.

“I, like many of you, could do a lot with $12 million,” Gottfried said.

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This is what YOU have to look forward to in YOUR future.

The politicians are NOT going to change anything; their retirement(the good life) is already assured.  Why care about you?

It does not have to be this way.  There are things that YOU can do.

 

The facts no one wants to read.

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Written by solutions777

July 7, 2013 at 8:42 pm

Social Security Only Benefits Politicians

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“Everyone seems to forget the purpose of the Social Security “trust” fund. The stated purpose is to help to provide for the retirement of the participants. Some people seem actually to believe that!

“Like most entities created in Washington, this is not the real purpose at all. The social security taxes are meant to provide funds which the politicians can use to buy votes for their next election.

“When you look at it from this perspective, Social Security makes a lot of sense. It has been doing a wonderful job! We continue to see 90% plus re-election rates. Don’t expect the beneficiaries of Social Security (our elected officials) to make a lot of changes. Perhaps they may institute changes to bring in more money…..

The Social Security Trust Fund is broke, out of money; if not today, then very soon.

Politicians have created a system to secretly supply the government with YOUR money.  Now when the Trust Fund is broke, they will cut social security benefits;  the politicians have stolen your retirement.

What are YOU going to do?

Live in a homeless shelter, eat bread and water, be buried in potters field?

This will happen unless YOU do something different.

This blog has the solution.

 

 

The facts no one wants to read.

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Written by solutions777

June 9, 2013 at 1:55 am

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