Showing posts with label seniors. Show all posts
Showing posts with label seniors. Show all posts

7 Ways The Government Wasted Your Tax Dollars Last Year

by Bre Payton. The federal government spent millions subsidizing Donald Trump’s new hotel, building a useless gas station in Afghanistan, and funding a study on the dating habits of senior citizens, according to a new report by Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.). The above findings are three of 100 ways the feds blew taxpayer dollars on ridiculous projects  ... MORE

Random Thoughts On The Passing Scene

by Thomas Sowell.     Stupid people can cause problems, but it usually takes brilliant people to create a real catastrophe. President Obama's "agreement" with Iran looks very much like "the emperor's new clothes." We are supposed to pretend that there is something there, when there is nothing there that will stop, or even slow down, Iran's      ... MORE

How Uncle Sam Plans To Cheat Granny Out Of Health Care

by Betsy McCaughey.   Obama says too many seniors getting hip and knee replacements. Everybody knows if you don’t pay to repair your car, you limit its life. The same is true with people. We need medical care to avoid becoming clunkers. For a half-century, Medicare has enabled seniors to get that care. But now the Obama administration is pressuring  ... MORE

Medicare and Social Security Tabs Coming Due

by Michael Tanner.    The tidal wave of red ink. The national debt has dropped out of the headlines recently, but that doesn't mean that it has gone away.   In fact, just a few weeks ago, the debt officially topped $18 trillion. For those keeping score, that equals roughly 101 percent of GDP. In other words, we now owe more than the value of all goods    ... MORE

ObamaCare Means Deep Cuts In Home Health For Seniors

by Andrew Mangione.            As if ObamaCare’s botched website, coverage cancellations, and higher costs were not bad enough, the Obama Administration has quietly dealt yet another blow – this time striking millions of the nation’s most vulnerable seniors.  Specifically, the Obama Administration has decided to deeply cut funding for the      ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Is There A Way Out?

The inevitable road of legalized theft.         According to a recent Fox News poll, 73 percent of Americans are dissatisfied with the direction of the country, up 20 points from 2012. Americans sense that there’s a lot going wrong in our nation, but most don’t have a clue about the true nature of our problem. If they had a clue, most would have little ... MORE

Republicans Are Refusing To Appoint Death Panel Members

Another ObamaCare impediment.     One of the most politically intense fights over the Affordable Care Act was over the creation of the Independent Payment Advisory Board, infamously dubbed a "death panel" by Republicans during the 2010 elections. On Thursday, Republican House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch      ... MORE

Rituparna Basu: How ObamaCare Fleeces The Young

Paying higher rates to subsidize the old. Starting next year, the Affordable Care Act will limit how much health insurance premiums can vary based on age. Health insurers will be restricted to charging older people no more than three times higher premiums than they charge younger people. This is bad news for the young. It's a fact that     ... MORE

Caroline May: Pimping Food Stamps To Seniors

Food stamp recruiter must enroll 150 per month. A Florida food stamp recruiter is tasked with enrolling at least 150 senior citizens in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program a month, The Washington Post reports in a profile about SNAP outreach. Following 56 year old recruiter Dillie Nerios perform her task, to appeal to seniors to get them   ... MORE

Shikha Dalmia: ObamaCare's Rationing By Another Name

About the Independent Payment Advisory Board.  The stunning post-debate reversal in Mitt Romney’s fortunes may not last through the elections. But win or lose, he’ll do the country a big favor if he continues to expose the Independent Payment Advisory Board—the beloved center-piece of Obamacare—for what it is: An effort to give an ... MORE

Avik Roy: AARP Made $2.8 Billion Selling Out Seniors

Why the AARP supported MediCare cuts.   As you know if you’ve been reading this blog, Obamacare cuts $716 billion from Medicare in order to pay for its expansion of coverage to low-income Americans. It’s one of the reasons why seniors are more opposed to the new health law than any other age group. So why is it that the group that purports to    ... MORE

VIDEO: Social Security As A Wealth Redistribution

Walter E Williams explains Social Security is really a handout.

VIDEO: Gov't Ad: Food Stamps Make You Look Good

Government spends millions on radio ads to stimulate more handouts.

130,000 Elderly Brits A Year Killed By Gov't Health Service?

Top doctor says a 'death pathway' is used.     NHS doctors are prematurely ending the lives of thousands of elderly hospital patients because they are difficult to manage or to free up beds, a senior consultant claimed yesterday. Professor Patrick Pullicino said doctors had turned the use of a controversial ‘death pathway’ into the equivalent of euthanasia  ... MORE

Terrence Scanlon: Picking Seniors' Pockets

AARP doesn't care about elderly members. I’m going to come right out and say it: AARP is about money and power. That’s all it’s interested in. Formerly known as the American Association of Retired Persons, the nation’s largest seniors group hasn’t cared about its elderly members’ well-being for eons. It’s been too busy building a financial empire.     ... MORE