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Sunday, January 22, 2017

It's all about money

After viewing the photos of the massive Women's Marches that took place yesterday I was wondering just what I could do to help the cause.What the new administration is trying to do is horrible, but what can you expect from a bunch of billionaires? They don't live in the real world.

I saw a suggestion about sending postcards to the Senate expressing thoughts about our individual concerns. Thinking about that I couldn't figure out what my main concerns are. The only things that really concern me at my age are Social Security and Medicare. I read a post about privatizing Medicare. You're kidding right?

This year Medicare is already a joke. We got a $4.00 raise, the deductible went up from $147 to $186 and the monthly premium went up from $104 to $134. But hey we got a $4.00 cost of living raise. Yay!

So I signed my name to the online petition to stop the move to privatize Medicare. Perhaps it will help I thought. Then  the next thing to come on the screen was- Would you do one more thing? Contribute at least $10 to this fund. Are you serious?  Absolutely not!

So Mr. President if you want my backing just keep your freaking hands off of Social Security and Medicare it has nothing to do with you. With your money you don't need it, but there are a hell of a lot of people who depend on the meager amount they are given.

1 comment:

  1. I've been trying to figure out what to write on the postcards to my political representatives, too, Barbara. I’d wager as with most of us, the things that are important to me today are vastly different than what was important to me 20 years ago. I’m going to figure out something to write on my postcards in the next few days because yesterday’s experience at the Women’s March in LA has given me a renewed faith in our ability to be positive in light of the current negativity that’s floating around our country. We are not alone… and I think that's critically important to remember.