Posts Tagged ‘ federal debt issues ’

SENIORS JOIN THE SOCIAL SECURITY CONVERSATION

Jan 6th, 2012 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Millions of seniors across the country are taking part in a ‘conversation’ about the need to keep Social Security strong for our generation and for those who follow us. The conversation is sponsored by AARP, and to date, that organization reports it has over six million signatures on a petition to Congress to leave Social Security alone. Six million and growing…

A recent article published online said, “For more than 50 years, AARP has been fighting to protect and strengthen Social Security. Now, we’re launching a conversation about how to strengthen it so future generations will receive the benefits they’ve earned when they’re ready to retire. With shrinking pensions, dwindling savings and longer life expectancies, we know that future generations will depend on Social Security even more.”



Seniors: Reinforcing Our Decendants’ Futures

Jul 18th, 2011 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Its about time to review how our descendants will fare, following on the contributions of our generation. It is no small thing to get in touch with just what our appetites, ideologies, convictions, choices will have wrought by the time our descendants find they are in the middle of the consequences of them all.

It is no small thing to realize that the Dust Bowl of the 30’s was created by poor farming practices in the years preceding the Depression. Clear cutting, soil erosion, planting over and over, stealing nutrition from the soil. In the words of Mardi Gras revelers “Let the Good Times Roll.” But everything, even extravagant parties, come to an end. Thus did the excesses of the 1920’s introduce the pain of the 1930’s. Some jumped from skyscrapers, others sold apples, many stood in soup lines, still others made the trek west, and yet others tried hanging on,