After a lifetime of hard work, harder winters – and possibly hard up for money – how about retiring in Costa Rica. It’s a relatively safe place where the temperature’s always in the 70s, complete healthcare costs less than $50 a month for the two of you, where a two-bed, two-bath house rents for about…
What’s gas cost now? Close to three bucks a gallon again? Wasn’t it about $2.25 at election time last November? Hmm. My electric bill is about 20 percent higher than it was a year ago. My phone service, thanks to the corporate toadies who laughingly “regulate” utilities here in Florida, has increased even more, as…
These days of so-called health care reform you can’t avoid newspaper headlines blaming seniors for selfishly spending so much of our national budget on their healthcare. This column, written in 2006, shows that little has changed… Greedy geezers get blamed for all America’s financial ills these days. What with gazillions of dollars going for Social…
In a recent poll by the nonprofit TREA Senior Citizens League, seniors ranked their need for a fair and realistic Social Security cost-of-living increase far more critical to them than the new Medicare drug benefit, or even the ability to import medicine at lower costs from abroad. This comes as no surprise to other seniors….
With the Bush administration shouting “Wolf!” it’s no wonder we seniors are spooked. Daily our president and his friends predict “an iceberg ahead” which will render Social Security “flat bust, bankrupt, unless the United States Congress has got the willingness to act now.” It’s no surprise that the White House pushes to privatize Social Security….
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