What Does Economic Struggle Look Like?
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I read about a woman who was in her early seventies, having to make dresses for little girls to make money, since she couldn't afford to retire.The whole system is messed up! Why does it have to be this hard for seniors to survive? Why does it have to be hard for anybody to survive? My grandfather worked up till the day he died, and my grandmother has to live with my aunt who just got out of medical school. We need to work on plans to help the people in America get back on their feet, especially seniors.Kate Rio Rancho, NM
As Service Coordinator for 81 low-income Srs. who presently live at Benson Manor Retirement Home, a non-profit HUD 202 Prac Living Facility. Most of them would be in the street if not for Subsidized Housing for the Elderly. Please protect their home, food, health,and supportive services, by voting against FY12 budget resolution.Connie P. Smyrna, GA
Very bleak. I cannot afford any want and several needs so I don't go out much. Then there's the almost constant pain. No one cares about me I'm sure.Donna Tualatin, OR
The need for healthcare, food security, and housing is serious. Family members are struggling with how to meet these needs.Joan Richfield, WI
thanks to medicare part d,most my check goes to meds.imcan not have any of the basic necessities,can not afford all my meds and neither can i get help with most my meds,i can not even afford to go to dr apponintments. if you want to cut the budget then take away your own health benefits so then the republicans will be on the same field on what you keep taking away from us,i also can not afford air conditioning and heating my appt.i wish i did not listen to all of you saying work more so you will get more .if i didn't work so much i would qualify for extra help and alot of services i do not qualify for-and then their would be money for needed things which i can not getLinda reisterstown, MD
Seniors have trouble paying for housing, medications and food on a fixed income.Tina Seattle, WA
Seniors are having to make choices regarding medicine, food and other necessities that are based on economic not health considerations.Linda Holland, PA
Senior citizens need help like any other person in the US.Danielle Marina del Rey, CA
Rising costs of gas and food. Lack of medicine and health care. Lack of food. Can't afford the rising cost of electricity. Feeling ignored and unimportant. Sadness.Sherry Longview, WA
People do not have enough money to pay for basic expenses. Meanwhile millionaires and billionaires do not pay their fair share of the taxes. Our money goes for unnecessary wars and subsidies for industries like Walmarts, timber, real estate mogols.Anne New York, NY