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    The Republican War on Seniors

    Look at what their policies have resulted in... And now that they have social security and medicare in their sights, how much worse will it get?

    One in Six Seniors Lives in Poverty, New Analysis Finds : NCOA, National Council on Aging

    Washington, DC – One in six older Americans lives below the federal poverty line, according to a new government analysis which almost doubles the number of very poor seniors compared to the standard estimate.

    At 16%, the proportion of seniors living in poverty is also higher than the proportion of all Americans in poverty. The plight of poor women is particularly striking: 43% of Hispanic women who live alone, and 34% of black women who live alone, live in poverty, according to Supplemental Poverty Measure Research, an alternative calculation from the U.S. Census Bureau. The Supplemental Poverty Measure is a U.S. Census research tool that considers previously overlooked costs like out-of-pocket medical expenses and taxes that can create economic stress for seniors on fixed incomes.

    “Too often, the struggles of elder poverty are invisible to policymakers and the public, yet millions are suffering and millions more are living on the edge of a financial crisis,” said Sandra Nathan, PhD, Senior Vice President of Economic Security at the National Council on Aging (NCOA), the leading nonprofit service and advocacy organization for older Americans. “Many seniors desperately need help assessing and navigating the options available to assist them in getting on a pathway to economic security, to meet their basic needs, survive an emergency, and afford medical care,” Nathan added.

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    “Too often, the struggles of elder poverty are invisible to policymakers and the public, yet millions are suffering and millions more are living on the edge of a financial crisis,” said Sandra Nathan, PhD, Senior Vice President of Economic Security at the National Council on Aging (NCOA), the leading nonprofit service and advocacy organization for older Americans. “Many seniors desperately need help assessing and navigating the options available to assist them in getting on a pathway to economic security, to meet their basic needs, survive an emergency, and afford medical care,” Nathan added.


    The answer............Littering !!!!

    All the indigent go to the Mall and litter. Go to jail and refuse to leave. Bed, food, health care, TV, internet.

    These people must have worked sometime during their lives and paid taxes, etc. Now , it's payback time for the municipal and state government to carry them when they're helpless to carry themselves. Got to be better than laying in the streets and having an empty stomach.
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    You cannot make peace with dictators. You have to destroy them–wipe them out!

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    Conservatives: "If the facts disagree with our opinion, ignore the facts -- or at least misrepresent them."

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    Let me guess:

    A. The Dems are raiding the SS coffers to pay to prop up unwanted social programs and health care and fill the pockets of the big players.

    B. The Repubs are raiding the SS coffers to pay for defense and unwanted wars and fill the pockets of the big players.

    Dems good. Repubs bad. Close?


    "War", Brandon? Stop being so melodramatic. You look silly.
    Last edited by Toadman; January 25th, 2011 at 11:31 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toadman View Post
    "War", Brandon? Stop being so melodramatic. You look silly.
    At least I didn't invoke Nazi Germany!

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