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  • Trump is Holding COVID Aid Hostage for His #1 Priority: Defunding Social Security

    07/27/2020 3:54:44 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 43 replies
    Social Security Works ^ | July 16, 2020 | Linda Benesch
    (Washington, DC) — The following is a statement from Nancy Altman, President of Social Security Works, in response to Donald Trump demanding that the next coronavirus relief package include a cut in the payroll tax, Social Security’s dedicated revenue: “The coronavirus pandemic is raging across America. Essential workers are in desperate need of tests and personal protective equipment (PPE). Millions of Americans are at risk of eviction. Over 57,000 nursing home residents and workers are dead. Hospitals are in danger of becoming overwhelmed. Donald Trump is doing nothing to address any of this. Instead, he’s stated his intentions to hold...
  • President Donald J. Trump Is Protecting Our Nation’s Vulnerable Seniors

    07/23/2020 7:00:17 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 3 replies ^ | July 22, 2020 | White House
    PROTECTING THE VULNERABLE: President Donald J. Trump is making it a priority of our COVID-19 response to protect America’s most vulnerable citizens. President Trump and his Administration are following a four-part strategy to provide additional protection to our most vulnerable seniors.The White House and the Department of Health and Human Services will provide weekly data to States on high-risk nursing homes.The Administration will distribute $5 billion in funding – in addition to approximately $5 billion already approved for skilled nursing facilities – to all nursing homes who receive funds from Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement.To enhance testing in nursing homes,...
  • And that's how the fight started

    07/09/2020 4:06:17 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 20 replies
    email from a friend | 7/9/2020 | unknown
    One year, I decided to buy my mother-in-law a cemetery plot as a Christmas gift. The next year, I didn't buy her a gift. When she asked me why, I replied, "Well, you still haven't used the gift I bought you last year!” And that's how the fight started….. _____________________________ My wife and I were watching "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" while we were in bed. I turned to her and said, 'Do you want to have sex?’ 'No,' she answered. I then said, 'Is that your final answer?’ She didn't even look at me this time, simply saying,...
  • Senior Living Facilities: All the Vote Fraud We Cannot See

    07/02/2020 10:56:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | July 2, 2020 | Ken Blackwell
    Despite prosecutions and public stories identifying vote fraud activists targeting seniors, many in our media and political class continue to deny that our elderly population can be singled out for vote manipulation and suppression.  Vote fraudsters recognize the unique challenges of some seniors, and exploit these to achieve their own deceitful political ends. The fraud is real, institutionalized —and must be stopped.It is more efficient to target seniors in one facility than committing door to door vote fraud. With approximately 2.5 million seniors in assisted living or nursing facilities and even more in independent living, our trusting Greatest Generation is...
  • [WATCH] 'Grandtifa' Protesters at The Villages in Florida Face Off with Pro-Trump Golf-Cart Grannies

    06/29/2020 6:23:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 28, 2020 | Megan Fox
    Did you ever dream you’d see a pro-Trump golf-cart parade full of angry old people battling other angry old people over a political candidate? The simulation is working overtime to provide us with all the evidence we need to wake up to the reality that we are living in some kind of dream state where jokes come true, everything is ridiculous, and battling grannies are the final stage before we all wake up in alien pods.
  • Remarks by President Trump in Roundtable Discussion on Fighting for America’s Seniors

    06/16/2020 8:26:47 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 3 replies ^ | June 16, 2020 | President Donald J Trump and others
    Cabinet Room2:40 P.M. EDTTHE PRESIDENT:  Okay, thank you very much.  Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, and we’re here to discuss our ironclad commitment to protecting and caring for America’s seniors.We’re joined by Vice President Mike Pence, Attorney General William Barr, Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson — who, by the way, was fantastic over the weekend in various interviews you did, Ben.  Really good job, I appreciate it.  Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie, Administrator Seema Verma, Chief Postal Inspector of the United States Postal Inspection Service...
  • Cuomo deflects blame for nursing home coronavirus crisis on Trump admin

    05/24/2020 6:25:35 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 44 replies
    FNC ^ | 24/5/20 | Andrew Cuomo
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said New York followed the president’s agency guidance.
  • Huge group of Placer students poses for graduation photo, defying county coronavirus order

    05/21/2020 5:13:16 PM PDT · by rintintin · 24 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | May 21 2020 | BY SAWSAN MORRAR AND TONY BIZJAK
    More than 100 students at Lincoln High School in Placer County huddled together for graduation photos on Sunday morning, defying state and local orders against large gatherings during the coronavirus outbreak. Lincoln High parents organized the photo shoot for the students, many of whom had not seen each other since schools closed in mid-March. The photos first appeared in Gold Country Media on Monday in an article celebrating the graduating class. Read more here:
  • How much is an elder's life worth? Is it worth saving their lives and see the economy go bankrupt?

    04/27/2020 10:46:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 136 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/27/2020 | Thomas Lifson
    I am one of the purportedly most vulnerable among us, elderly and with chronic lung problems, so I appreciate all the sacrifices the rest of society are making to protect my life. But even as an ostensible beneficiary of the lockdown, I worry that these sacrifices are just not worth it. I appreciate the efforts to save my life, but I would rather my children and grandchildren face a world that is not bankrupt. I think many of us in the later stages of life worry less about prolonging the lives we have already lived for so many years and...
  • Remarks by President Trump on Protecting America’s Seniors

    05/03/2020 11:25:46 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 8 replies ^ | May 1, 2020 | White House
    East Room April 30, 2020 4:25 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you very much. Please. This afternoon, I’ll sign a proclamation declaring the month of May to be Older Americans Month. I don’t know if I’m in that category. I have a feeling I am. But I feel good. And our country is making a lot of progress, Alex — I want to tell you that. Making a lot of progress. As we honor the incredible contributions of our nation’s seniors, we are here today to discuss the unprecedented steps we that we’re taking to protect them from the...
  • LIVE: President Trump Delivers Remarks on Protecting America’s Seniors 4/30/2020 4PM EDT

    04/30/2020 6:36:24 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 57 replies ^ | 4/30/2020 | Donald J. Trump
    President Trump to speak at 4PM on the subject of protecting America's Seniors. Here is the link. Hopefully the media will again be shoved into a distant corner to shout their pointless questions from fifty yards away.
  • Drive-in movie theater hosting graduations for Tri-State senior classes (Ohio)

    04/23/2020 2:12:40 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Fox 19 ^ | 4/23/20 | Courtney King
    CLERMONT COUNTY, Ohio (FOX19) - A local drive-in movie theater is helping high-school seniors have a memorable moment despite limitations imposed due to the coronavirus. Starlite Drive-In in Amelia could have as many as 20 graduations in the next couple of months, according to the venue’s owners. "I saw all these kids, even kids that worked at the drive-in, aren't going to have a graduation this year and I thought that maybe some schools were having that same problem and this would be a good solution," said Jeff Groner, who owns the theater with his parents. According to Groner, the...
  • IRS Stupidity

    04/01/2020 2:14:16 PM PDT · by NonValueAdded · 105 replies
    IRS IR-2020-61 ^ | 1 April, 2020 | NonValueAdded
    This has got to be the stupidest thing I've heard yet out of our gubermint. First paragraph, last sentence: "However, some seniors and others who typically do not file returns will need to submit a simple tax return to receive the stimulus payment." SERIOUSLY??? We're all locking down, seniors are the most vulnerable, and the IRS is going to send them out to file a tax return they otherwise are not required to file??? What nimrod came up with that idea?
  • Is It Safe For Older People To Shop During Senior Hours At Grocery Stores?

    03/19/2020 10:05:08 PM PDT · by blam · 73 replies
    AOL.Com ^ | 3-19-2020 | Hayley Miller
    Supermarkets across the U.S. are launching seniors-only shopping hours for older people looking to avoid larger crowds during the coronavirus pandemic. But some public health experts are split on whether the benefits outweigh the risks. A few big chains, including Whole Foods and Stop & Shop, as well as some mom-and-pop stores, announced this week that they are blocking off the first hour or two of the business day for only people 60 or older to shop. The special hours afford seniors, one of the populations most vulnerable to the coronavirus, a chance to navigate a store thatÂ’s hopefully been...
  • 3 new deaths in COVID-19 outbreak as Kent, King County battle over quarantine plan

    03/06/2020 7:56:56 PM PST · by Mariner · 40 replies
    KOMO News Seattle ^ | March 6th, 2020 | by KOMO News Staff
    SEATTLE -- Three more people have died from the COVID-19 outbreak in the Puget Sound area, local officials said, as the number of confirmed cases swelled to 79, including confirmed cases now in Grant County and Jefferson County. The three new deaths were patients being treated at EvergreenHealth Hospital, where now 12 of the deaths have occurred, hospital officials said. One earlier reported death occurred in a patient never hospitalized and the other was a death at Harborview last week that was later found to have been likely caused by COVID-19. The coronavirus crisis in Washington state has prompted a...
  • What to Expect from President Trump's SECURE Act

    02/21/2020 7:48:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | February 21, 2020 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - “Like grave robbers opening King Tut’s tomb, Congress can’t wait to get its hands on America’s retirement account assets,” the Wall Street Journal warned taxpayers last year. The warning was contained in an article written by Philip DeMuth, author of “The Overtaxed Investor: Slash Your Tax Bill and Be a Tax Alpha Dog.” He was writing about the House-passed Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act, known by its less than honest acronym, “SECURE.” If you have laid aside investment funds for your kids to inherit to help them out after you’ve passed away, there will be...
  • VIDEO:Bloomberg says we should deny healthcare to the elderly.

    02/17/2020 4:39:26 PM PST · by blueyon · 89 replies
    breaking911 ^ | 2/17/20 | Samuel D. Finkelstein II
    “If you show up with cancer & you’re 95 years old, we should say, Go & enjoy. There’s no cure, we can’t do anything. A young person, we should do something. Society’s not willing to do that yet.”
  • Bloomberg Blows It, Says Elderly Should Not Get Medical Care to Save Money

    02/17/2020 8:07:51 PM PST · by bitt · 83 replies
    The Federalistpapers ^ | 2/17/2020 | STEVE STRAUB
    Michael Bloomberg may have just lost his shot to get the Democrat’s 2020 nomination based on a resurfaced video in which he says the elderly should not get full medical care in order to save money. (see video) Here’s a partial transcript via Newsbusters: “If you’re bleeding, we’ll stop the bleeding. If you need an x-ray, you’re gonna have to wait,” Bloomberg told a Jewish family, explaining his view on how our medical system should work. “All of these costs keep going up, no one wants to pay any more money,” he continued. “And at the rate we’re going, health...
  • Dementia Test

    01/25/2020 6:49:22 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 21 replies
    email from a senior friend | 1/25/2020 | unknown
    Your yearly Dementia Test ! (only 4 questions this year) I am only sending this to old folks. Yep, it's that time of year again for us to take our annual senior citizen test. Exercise of the brain is as important as exercise of the muscles. As we grow older, it's important to keep mentally alert. If you don't use it, you will lose it !!! Here is a very private way to gauge how your memory compares to your last test. Some may think it is too easy, but the ones with memory problems may have difficulty. Take this...
  • Pete Buttigieg Announces Plan to Raise Taxes on Social Security for Some Seniors

    11/25/2019 10:43:08 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 124 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/25/2019 | Charlie Spiering
    Mayor Pete Buttigieg wants to raise taxes on the more wealthy Social Security earnings, as part of a plan to save it from bankruptcy, according to a plan released Monday. Buttigieg announced individuals earning above $250,000 (Families earning over $500,000) would face higher Social Security taxes if he is elected president.