Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Held hostage once again

On the night that Barack Obama was elected President, he was interviewed by Oprah Winfrey.

TV superstar and Barack Obama supporter Oprah Winfrey reacts to the news that Obama won his bid for President of the United States. She was at Chicago's Grant Park, where President-Elect Obama gave his victory speech on Election Night, November 4, 2008.
Jesse Jackson can be seen behind her on the right, and Oprah's long time companion Stedman Graham is behind her on the left.

She ask Mr. Obama a question along this lines of “Who are the people your administration is most likely to help?

His reply…..The Poor, The Homeless and the Disabled.

Help the Disabled! No social security raise for the next two years, in an attempt to balance the budget.

And today Fox News post a story on line…

Social Security Checks may be delayed if debt celling is not raised.

In a time when the disabled and older American's are being hit by rising cost of living, now is not the time to hold our checks hostage once again.

It’s time we send a clear message to Washington, DC, enough is enough…

it’s time we receive a fair cost of living increase that reflects the rising cost of Utilities, Medical Care, Food and Gasoline.

Lawmakers are considering changes to how Social Security is adjusted for inflation.

As part of the current deficit-reduction talks, White House officials and Congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle are advocating changes to the way inflation is calculated. The little-noticed proposal advocates measuring inflation with the "chained consumer price index," a metric that would likely make inflation look slower than the current measurement does. That would result in smaller Social Security increases for seniors, experts say. "Seniors cannot afford this," says Mary Johnson, a senior policy analyst at The Senior Citizens League, a non-profit seniors rights advocate. "This would negatively impact not just seniors, but also many families that end up helping out these seniors financially."

Some of you may be thinking….This does not effect me, I am not on Social Security and I don’t expect to be. I leave you with a bit of food for thought. One accident or debilitating disease, you would be unable to work for the rest of your lives.

So in closing I ask all abled bodied Americans to rise up and let your lawmakers know this kind of politics will not be acceptable to the American public, and if they should refuse to listen the the voting public now, rest assured you will hear our voices on election night.

1 comment:

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

Since you have posted this, it has only gotten worse. We now all want CHANGE!