Ray Copson, who wrote many articles for the New NY23rd, and his wife, Donna have started a blog, “Common Sense for Seniors” . This is an article on the “Older Americans Act.”
To what extent should we be discussing politics at this blog? After all, we’re seniors. We’ve heard it all before, and what difference has any of it made? At this point in our lives, we should be focusing on ourselves, particularly on our health, our finances, and our loved ones.
This line of reasoning has its appeal, particularly when we’re feeling a little grumpy. But accepting it would be a mistake. We have to take an interest in politics if we’re going to protect Social Security, Medicare, and all the other government programs that have an impact on our lives.
That’s why I’m bothered by the nearly complete lack of attention being given by the media and our national leaders to the June 10 update on the Older Americans Act issued by the Government Accountability Office. Among the presidential candidates, only Senator Bernie Sanders appears to have mentioned it
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