Mr. President, is it possible you do not understand what chained CPI is or how it will affect elders for the rest of our lives?Continue Reading
Depending on the newsletters you subscribe to, perhaps you too have been swamped with email this week from Democratic and Progressive organizations. There is a good reason: two days ago President Barack Obama, in fiscal cliff negotiations with House Speaker…Continue Reading
DO NOT YAWN at the title of this post and related ones to come. It is about your ability and the ability of your children, grandchildren and beyond to house and feed themselves in old age – an expectation of…Continue Reading
Well, there is no dearth of second-guessing along with obituaries for the Republican Party. But it’s my experience that when something big changes – which is what happened in this election – it takes some time and distance to make useful sense of it.Continue Reading
Barack Obama did it. And he did it big nearly sweeping the battleground states and with the electoral vote (at last count) 303 to 206 (more to come as counting continues). Congress retains its same divide – Democrats kept the…Continue Reading
For those of us too poor to purchase a president or even a congressperson to do our bidding, election day is the only chance we have for our voices to be heard about what we believe is important to our democracy, to our nation.
To me, the act we perform today, marking a ballot, is sacred. It is the guiding principle of our country, the bedrock of our society.Continue Reading
UPDATE NO. 3: I’ve edited or removed several comments urging people to vote for certain items in three or four different states. This blog and this post are not a political billboard. Please, no electioneering. UPDATE NO. 2: If the…Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading