What Does Economic Struggle Look Like?
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It is a struggle with medications that are for osteoporosis, high cholesterol and others that I may need. It is a struggle paying living expenses, food etc. car insurance, life insurance. I feel we need to get medicare health insurance for free. We don't need any deductions from our retirement money.Catherine Newark, DE
concern for the futureJames Mill Valley, CA
At 71, I have to live week-to-week. My Social Security benefit is less than $1,000 monthly from which my Medicare payment is deducted. My my mortgage payment takes the enitire balance that remains of the SS benefit plus an additional 60.00. I have a very small additional income from an investment that barely covers my utilities, food and medications. At the end of the month I am lucky to have $5.00 in my bank account. For my age, I have very good health and remain very active. Although I am experienced in sales and office administration and look much younger than my age, I have been search for a job since my tenure with Census 2010 ended last August. Although illegal, age discrimination is rampant. So unfair!. And then more cuts to Seniors? C'mon legislators! Have you no conscience?James Fort Lauderdale, FL
I myself am a disabled veteran living from check to check. Do you or anybody else on capital hill care about what you,re putting the AMERICAN PEOPLE THROUGH. I,m fed up with the thought that you,re looking out for me, in a pigs eye. When do you foresee me getting a cost of living increase, you must be aware of the price of things going UP>UP>UP.When are all of you going to come together for the GOOD OF THE PEOPLE!!!!!!! WE the disabled, Elderly, Unemployed need the very programs you are attacking and taking away from us. PLEASE tell me where our HELP is and who amoung you is the VOICE OF THE PEOPLE. We at this time give more too other nation than we give to our own PEOPLE!!!!! VOICE OF ONE CRYING IN THE WIND. GOD BLESS, TAKE CARE and TA,TA for none.Larry Darnell Tuxedo Park, NY
No COLA for two years - it does make it tougher even if our government doesn't believe things cost more. I have cut everywhere I can think of, canceled my life insurance policy, dropped collision coverage on the car, plus I swallowed my pride and now go to a food bank to help out on the groceries. New glasses are needed - forget that one - they cost too much. It isn't fun out there plus the cost of gas keeps rising too. I go very few places anymore - can't afford it. Life gets narrower - the golden years don't exist - it's just keep you afloat if you can.Nance Davenport, WA
Oil prices, medical prices, gas prices has really limited us to very few other things. Very serious and difficult situation. Please help.Linda West Babylon, NY
as the director of a large senior center, we are facing huge cutbacks. If this happens, our aging population will be without nutrition, transportation to and from medical appointment and socialization, hence these individuals will suffer from depression, medical neglect and poor nutrition forcing these individuals into long term care facilities earlier than they may need. This is not a cost savings to us.Jill white river junction, VT
I'm the senior and it sucks,,,we can no longer go out to dinner, or go on any vacation a day or two, or eat better. It really sucks.Carole Sevierville, TN
I'm signing this in honor of my mother. Due to circumstances beyond her control. she struggled financially until the day she died. She never complained, and she always instilled in her children a love of country. I wish the country she loved so much had loved her back.Susanne Amherst, NY
less money and higher health costs, food and gas for everyone especially the seniors.Christina Oriskany, NY