Throughout this election campaign I had hoped that one candidate would have thought about the effect and outcome of what this recession is doing to the children in this country.
I can not be the only one that is seriously concerned as to how the homelessness, joblessness, the increased suicide rate and the everyday stresses that the parents of today are facing.
Yet, not one politician has ever mentioned that we should be doing whatever is needed to give these kids a sense of security.
I have seen the effects on my oldest granddaughter. She is constantly worried that Dad is not going to be able to pay the rent. He has been ill this year and has missed quite of bit of work and is always running to playing catch up.
I have tried to reassure her, even as my own fears grow.
I understand that the candidates seem to concentrate on the "voting" public but these kids are really unable to cope with what is happening around them. I seriously doubt the parents are
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Throughout this election campaign I had hoped that one candidate would have thought about the effect and outcome of what this recession is doing to the children in this country.Read More »from What About the Children
Read More »from My Daily Thought for Today
With the election just days away sometimes I wonder whether it is even worth taking the time to vote. It doesn't seem to me that either candidate is concerned with the issues that I consider to be important.
They talk about the economy in general but offer very few specifics. They talk about Medicare, but neither seem to have solutions that I find acceptable. Cut, Cut, Cut. Do they not see that it should be Fix, Fix, Fix.
Then it would be a workable solution to some of the immediate healthcare needs of the senior and disabled.
They need to continue to focus on the abuse within the program but also they should concern themselves with hospital costs, the money they are reimbursing the supplemental plans. It seems to me that if someone is paying for both medicare and a supplemental and they still are having to pay unacceptable co-pays and the costs of some medications then there is a problem within both the choices.
They need to take the money they are paying the supplemental hosts
Read More »from Where is Help when You Need It?
I just wanted to write because I am so frustrated. My son has been extemely ill for about 1 1/2 years. No one seems to be able to solve the problem of his seizures and losing consciosness. He has been hospitalized at least 5 times in the last year.
He has missed a great deal of work due to his illness. He was just off for about a month again. Because of these issues he hasn't been able to keep his bills up. His landlord has been pretty patient but he needs his rent money. He is currently 3 months behind. If not paid in 7 days the landlord is going to evict him.
He tries to work when his health allows but it just isn't enough. He is married and has 2 children. His wife works but at a low wage job. He has two daughters, one 11 and the other 5. The oldest daughter came to live with him late last year when she was abandoned by her mother.
She is the sweetest little girl but is having several problems adjusting and gets so scared when her dad gets sick because she is worried about what
Read More »from A Letter from One of the 47 Percent
Dear Mr. or Ms. Politician:
I have taken the time to really think about the recent comment that we as 47 percenters feel like victims. I have to agree with that comment but certainly not for the reasons that were suggested. The only thing that makes me a victim is a government that is non functional and out of touch with the very people they are supposed to be representing.
I live on Social Security Disability. This is my only income. This "entitlement" as it is often referred to by the vast majority of people isn't entitling me to anything except a constant feeling of frustration, disillusionment and hopelessness.
I live in constant and unrelenting pain each and every day. My greatest hope is that one day the sun won't rise for me. I have adjusted to going without certain medications and altered my food allowance to two meals a day. I save any gasoline allowance to cover doctor visits. I go for days and days when I never leave the house. I listen to the politicans and have to