Politics Matter: An Update on the Older Americans Act

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.”

Common Sense for Seniors

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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About pystew

Retired Teacher, political science geek, village trustee. I lean a little left, but like a good political discussion. My blog, the New NY 23rd (http://newny23rd) is about discussing the issues facing the people of our new congressional district. Let's hear all sides of the issues, not just what the candidates want us to hear.
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4 Responses to Politics Matter: An Update on the Older Americans Act

  1. Barbara Griffin says:

    Thanks for posting! I just signed up for Roy and Donna’s blog.


  2. Anne says:

    Wonderful blog–congratulations to Ray and Donna! I’m looking forward to reading all through it.


  3. BOB McGILL says:

    It appears to me that some of your figures are bloated. Most baby boomers are pros at hiding their assets and have transfered most of their wealth to their kids. Too bad they expected their kids to look out for them, in their old age. Bet if you take a closer look, you’ll find that most of their wealth was SUCKED OFF by their PARASITIC KIDS.


  4. Anne says:

    Bob, can you cite a single source for a single one of these astonishing accusations?


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