What Does Economic Struggle Look Like?
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It is devastating to me as a senior and I am losing my home due to dirty mortgage practices, cannot afford health insurance and my decisions are food for my pets first and then me...I have learned to do without and will never be able to stop working unless I leave the country permanentlyFelice Boca Raton, FL
It is bad & looking worse as time goes by.When are things going to get better.The gas prices are so high & food prices have soared!!!Sorangel Edison, NJ
Inability to pay doctors bill, uncertainty of ability to pay for basic needsAmie Houston, TX
In all likelyhood, we will soon be forced to sell our home that we have lived in for 35 years and even that will not get us security above poverty level. I am 71 and am desperately looking for nonexistent work.Tomas Sebastopol, CA
If we loose our senior programs the bills will be harder to pay!Ruth Coaldale, PA
if they take away my social security I'll be living in the streets, it is hard enough with rising food & gas prices.Lisa Horseshoe Bay, TX
I've worked in the field of early childhood education since the mid 70s and am barely getting by after 30 plus years in this important but underpaid career. I'm looking at being impoverished for the rest of my life.John Portland, OR
I myself am a produvt of cuts made. I live on little unemployment that is soon torun out and am currently on a work traing program to help me gain employment, and they are talking about cutting these programs way back. It is hard when you have no insurance, not sure where your next meal is coming from, and by the grace of god have a dear friend that lets you live with them for 100.00a week, which only leaves you with less than 100.00 to live on a month but at least I haae a roof over my head. What about the seniors that do not have a roof over there head and a hot meal? Stop cutting these programs, you too will be a senior one day, and may need the help.Millie Brooklyn Center, MN
Nearly 6 million senior citizens are at risk of going hungry, and 72% of Americans don't even know about it (source: http://www.ncoa.org/OneAwayPoll). Statistics like these make it hard for me to believe our government is protecting the people it governs.Mindy Newport, NC
I'm already having a hard time paying my bills, especially medication. The proposed budget cuts are frightening.Jamie Rockville, MD