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Paper Roses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-23-11 07:10 PM
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Don't know about the rest of you Seniors but I feel like am in deep
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trouble. If the government cuts SS and Medicare, I wonder where I will be? There is NO market for my house in this area, I have no job, and no insurance except Medicare-I don't even have the drug coverage. I feel like these last few years I have will be nothing but worry.

My bones are too old and my skills are too few to even try anymore for a job. There is no option for me.
If you told me this would happen 20 or so years ago. I would have told you that you were way off base.
How stupid am I?
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  -Don't know about the rest of you Seniors but I feel like am in deep Paper Roses  Jul-23-11 07:10 PM   #0 
  - You are not alone.  JDPriestly   Jul-23-11 07:14 PM   #1 
  - Some states you do not have property taxes!  dixiegrrrrl   Jul-23-11 07:36 PM   #11 
  - What???? No property taxes in FL???  spartan61   Jul-23-11 08:10 PM   #14 
     - Mea culpa....let me clarify.  dixiegrrrrl   Jul-23-11 08:49 PM   #18 
  - he doesn't. if they do away with the mortgage deduction then  roguevalley   Jul-24-11 02:37 AM   #21 
     - I know exactly what you mean. When I was young this country offered  RKP5637   Aug-10-11 05:05 PM   #37 
  - nothing will affect you  Enrique   Jul-23-11 07:17 PM   #2 
  - Not true re: cost of living increases  DURHAM D   Jul-23-11 07:24 PM   #6 
  - When will that go into effect?  mzmolly   Jul-23-11 07:27 PM   #10 
     - Right now I am hearing 2015 is the discussed CPI start date.  dixiegrrrrl   Jul-23-11 07:37 PM   #12 
        - Interesting. Do you have a link?  mzmolly   Jul-23-11 07:42 PM   #13 
        - Sorry, I was reading a whole bunch of news stories this early afternoon.  dixiegrrrrl   Jul-23-11 08:42 PM   #17 
           - "Nothing is real until it happens tho." True.  mzmolly   Jul-23-11 09:05 PM   #19 
              - The last COLA adjustment was in 2008  pscot   Aug-07-11 12:01 AM   #35 
        - That gives folks over 50 LOTS of time to prepare doesn't it. Shit!  newthinking   Jul-24-11 11:14 AM   #22 
  - Chained SS will affect everyone. n/t  dgibby   Jul-23-11 07:24 PM   #7 
  - If the chained CPI kicks in,  Big Blue Marble   Aug-01-11 05:40 PM   #34 
  - Your last paragraph sums up exactly what their agenda is. I wish the MSM would  RKP5637   Aug-10-11 05:10 PM   #38 
  - True  demosincebirth   Aug-11-11 10:38 PM   #41 
  - Think about us who are over 50 but not inside the protected window  liberal N proud   Jul-23-11 07:19 PM   #3 
  - I'm in the same boat. We are so royally screwed.  LiberalLoner   Jul-23-11 07:22 PM   #4 
  - I'm in this group  Coyote_Bandit   Jul-23-11 08:15 PM   #15 
  - Me too.  newthinking   Jul-24-11 11:16 AM   #24 
  - but where will you go?  CountAllVotes   Jul-24-11 01:50 PM   #28 
  - Been that way most of my life. Living in the shadow of the Boomer Generation  newthinking   Jul-24-11 11:15 AM   #23 
  - You could never of guessed that our representatives would have  midnight   Jul-23-11 07:23 PM   #5 
  - I started planning for this in 2000, really.  kickysnana   Jul-23-11 07:25 PM   #8 
  - Me too. But I did not predict that there would be few jobs after 50.  newthinking   Jul-24-11 11:20 AM   #25 
  - count me in.  newfie11   Jul-23-11 07:26 PM   #9 
  - Actually IMO there is only one political party anymore, The Capitalist Party of  RKP5637   Aug-10-11 05:15 PM   #39 
  - I am more afraid of not raising the debt ceiling than I am about the  jwirr   Jul-23-11 08:34 PM   #16 
  - i`m fucked if they do....  madrchsod   Jul-23-11 10:02 PM   #20 
  - start growing marijuana in your garden and sell it to your grandkids??  reggie the dog   Jul-24-11 01:38 PM   #26 
  - Good one.  kickysnana   Jul-24-11 03:41 PM   #29 
  - don't know what we'll do  CountAllVotes   Jul-24-11 01:49 PM   #27 
  - The numbers are growing and growing of those not part of the country  RKP5637   Aug-10-11 05:23 PM   #40 
  - If I had a big house I would take in roomers.  grasswire   Jul-24-11 08:41 PM   #30 
  - I am going to prepare to become homeless, a nomad with just me, my car, & a teardrop trailer  elocs   Jul-24-11 08:42 PM   #31 
  - but you have to afford gas n/t  newfie11   Jul-30-11 07:18 AM   #32 
  - Paper Roses, I see you live in New England...Isn't Vermont going for Single Payer health insurance?  whathehell   Aug-01-11 02:04 PM   #33 
  - self-delete  demguy72340   Aug-08-11 05:23 PM   #36 

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