I should have done this long ago but I kept hoping that things would work out; praying that I wouldn’t have to humble myself with an apology. However, it has reached a point where the inevitable is, well, inevitable.
United, the Post War Generation can prove ourselves a great generation, not just a great big generation.
A study shows tensions over paying for entitlements–but also some respect-your-elders sentiment.
In a day and age when fewer and fewer people have a pension and many people don’t have a lot socked away for retirement, it’s becoming increasingly critical that you calculate the best time and strategy for you and (if you have one) your spouse to take Social Security.
So my wish for you is this: Get the timing right.
Personally, should I be asked to forgo a modest amount of my promised SS benefits to keep the system solvent, I will consider it a patriotic sacrifice by one who has benefited handsomely from the American free-market economy.
A ‘chained CPI’ would mean lower cost-of-living raises for seniors.
Challenges await on Social Security, Medicare and elder-care, and retiree savings
The 2% tax cut could make it harder to keep Social Security solvent.
Did you watch the third and last debate Monday evening between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney?
I thought assigning foreign policy as the topic was a bad idea. More so than in elections past when the nation had not been going through such hard economic times, what voters most care about now are pocketbook and social issues.
The two candidates apparently agreed as they veered into domestic policy no matter what questions moderator Bob Sheiffer asked. For us – elders – what has most been missing from the debates was a good and thorough discussion of Social Security and Medicare and I’m ticked off about that.
The pundit world was buzzing after the VP debate on thursday, but there is one aspect that went largely unnoticed. There is a blatant generational gap between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan.
Talking Points Memo has an excellent photo gallery of each running mate that really illustrates the age gap between these two men. Joe Biden and Paul Ryan.
If Mr. Lehrer does his job well, that second segment will include questions about Medicare and Medicaid along with Obamacare and Romneycare although 15 minutes does not seem nearly enough time to cover the topic particularly given the vast gulf between Democratic and Republican parties.
What is not mentioned in the schedule is Social Security, an omission for which AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond took the debate organizers’ to task:
Did you watch the Democratic Convention last week? I did. There were some damned good speakers leading up to the main event but most viewers didn’t get to see them, even on MSNBC and CNN which favored uninformed pundit chatter…