Posts Tagged ‘ preserve social security ’

WHEN WILL SENIORS GET THE IDEA?

Jul 4th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

When will seniors get the idea that there is no guaranteed, automatic, bound-to-be-there-for-us assurance that our futures in retirement are protected? It is more than discomfiting to observe seniors waving banners with misspelled words and bad language protesting the government’s efforts to protect and defend what “entitlements” we still enjoy.

There is little to no indication that current day ideology is being preserved and protected so that those who are older, have paid their dues will have some assurances that economic and other serious priority needs will continue to be defended in our behalf. “Entitlements” is a joke. There are those who are doing all they can to deny elders of expected income to have a somewhat protected old age. When those who are of the age we are now



SUPPORT FOR SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE

Apr 7th, 2012 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

National Support Programs for Seniors The good news:  Support for Social Security and Medicare continues to grow. AARP recently launched its National Conversation on Social Security and Medicare.  This state-by-state program focuses on seniors who have ‘…Earned a Say…’ in the decision making facing us regarding these two vital programs.  Senior citizen responses are being [...]



NATIONAL CONVERSATION TO PRESERVE SOCIAL SECURITY

Dec 18th, 2011 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

Conversation Begins Now Senior citizens across the country are clear about Social Security:  Leave.  It.  Alone. We feel frustration, anger and fear over what Congress could do to the financial security that means so much in our personal lives.// A lot of us seniors live on less than $20k a year.  We cannot afford to [...]



NATIONAL DEBT ISSUE SHOULD INCLUDE FINANCIAL SPECULATION TAX

Sep 27th, 2011 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Finances

Tax Wall Street is Part of the Solution An op ed online caught our attention this week.  Dean Baker writes for NationofChange.com and he asked a reasonable question, “Why don’t the deficit hawks want to tax Wall Street?”// He points out that ‘shared sacrifice’ is preached by people from all corners, but somehow sacrifice for [...]



SENIORS:THE DEBT PANEL AND US

Sep 16th, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Most indicators suggest that seniors, those over 65 and under the care of social security, will not be touched by Debt Panel recommendations for the huge and hovering debt that they are charged to manage and minimize.

Those who watch carefully, however, are already aware of the encroachment on younger persons who are being told and sold the idea that they will never collect on their investment in social security. SCJ has been writing for a year now about how Social Security can be preserved for future generations; it doesn’t have to be changed in order for the program to survive. Erosion of confidence, not unlike the washing away of soil, is a sure fire indicator that something else will be washed away ere long.