Posts Tagged ‘elderly’

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Reporters Shocked as White House Claims Killing Meals on Wheels Is ‘Compassionate’

Meanwhile, it’s okay to spend $50mn of taxpayer dollars a year just to protect Trump Tower in NYC!

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Hey, Trump voters! Paul Ryan is already coming for your Medicare.

Medicare has got some serious problems because of ObamaCare. Those things are part of our plan to replace ObamaCare. [Fox News]

These are lies. Medicare already has price controls, and in fact ObamaCare probably improved the fiscal position of Medicare and Medicaid. Health care price inflation has been unprecedentedly low since its passage, likely because it contained many cost control measures which appear to be working pretty well. Therefore, repealing it would massively increase the fiscal problems with government health insurance, and bring back the predictions of long-term explosions in deficits.

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Republican budget plan slashes Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps

Republican-controlled House of Representatives and US Senate went on record this week approving budget resolutions that would eviscerate basic social programs on which tens of millions of elderly, poor and sick Americans depend.

…the cuts proposed are far beyond anything ever enacted by an American government: $5.5 trillion over 10 years in the House budget, $5.1 trillion over 10 years in the Senate budget. Pell grants, job training and housing programs are all targeted. But the biggest cuts come in so-called entitlement programs, including Medicare, Medicaid and food stamps.

They’ve opted for a strategy of open evil. Cuts to the infinite war budgets are nowhere in sight. The collapse of America seems assured at this rate, a society of ignorant, hate-filled, mindless, sick and desperate imperial killers.

A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.

…And I knew that America would never invest the necessary funds or energies in rehabilitation of its poor so long as adventures like Vietnam continued to draw men and skills and money like some demonic, destructive suction tube. So I was increasingly compelled to see the war as an enemy of the poor and to attack it as such.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., (killed for his activism)

Shit’s fucked up.

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The story started off weakly.  Essentially we get the true meaning of the term flyover states.  The world lacks the charm, plot and urgency of a Coen brothers slice of Americana.  It seemed all thought out and planned but lacking spontaneity.

Nebraska does, however, pick up about midway through.  This is a grim story, a painful story about the sum of a life and the small, petty lives of average mid-western people.  I’m not sure what to make of it really, and I probably should have seen it in a theater rather than at home on DVD.  It has a big, wide black and white environment and convincing enough performances.  A few miscues with the lighting particularly brought it down a couple of notches in my scale, but overall it was shot well.

I may revisit it someday in the future and try and see what critics have been gushing over.  Perhaps so few serious American films get made at all that their standards tend to accommodate.  Or maybe any film full of elderly actors receives instant award season credibility.

My vote is 3/5, with the possibility of revising upward.

 

Scrapping the US “Social Safety Net”

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“I am willing to make tough choices that may not be popular within my own party, because there can be no sacred cows for either party,” Obama wrote in a letter to Congress included in the budget, referring to the move’s repudiation of the Democrats’ traditional association with the programs of the Great Society and New Deal.

The budget proposes to slash $400 billion from Medicare spending over ten years, and would introduce a new measure of the cost of living that would mean an effective cut of $130 billion from Social Security benefits during the same period.

Cuts to these programs are overwhelmingly unpopular, with a Pew Research poll finding earlier this year that 87 percent of the population is opposed to cuts in Social Security, while 82 percent oppose cuts in Medicare.

Obama’s Social Security Cuts  and 7 Chilling Facts About Retirement in America

Obama’s plan would be economically irresponsible, socially disruptive and morally repugnant.We are headed for a catastrophic retirement train wreck.

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If you haven’t responded to this assault on your own retirement lifeline — question is why the hell not?

Are you dogs?

You like the taste of dog food?

They are stealing your Social Security money this week, and what are you doing about it?

Bipartisan Rampage to Steal From Elderly & Disabled

 
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You could very well BE that 85 year old getting screwed in this BIPARTISAN dealmaking.

It’s all about the money, who gets it and who doesn’t. Military contractors have no worries. Megabanks have no concerns. Monsanto is doing just fine. Then there’s you and your family.

“As the National Women’s Law Center revealed… benefit losses of $8,400 by age 86, and $9,770 by age 95”-Politico

In the fictional world of statistics and number rigging, the game the big institutions like to play, the Consumer Price Index is already rigged and not reflective of reality. The real cost of remaining alive in America is significantly higher than the government publishes in its reports. This new assault on Social Security cost of living adjustments will rob seniors of food and medicine.

Grand theft is now in progress, and it’s your retirement lifeline they’re stealing.  Wars and the “security state” will continue their unlimited funding and spending.  You, on the other hand…

ACT NOW:

Strengthen Social Security:

Tell Obama: No cuts to Social Security

Roots Action: (“If you vote to cut Social Security or Medicare benefits, I will oppose your re-election.”)

Tell Congress: Defend Social Security or Else

Bold Progress:

Tell Obama We Won’t Stand for Social Security benefit cuts

CREDO:

Tell President Obama: Don’t cut Social Security and Medicare benefits.

Campaign for America’s Future:

Tell Congress: Say No to Obama’s Social Security Cuts

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* If you survive long enough in Amerika, you may indeed be eating dog food.