The Senior Issue, by Rich Paschall Recently a friend of mine commented that if Congress cut Social Security and Medicare, they will see a lot of angry seniors vote them out of office. Many Republicans promised to do just that before the last election. If they have control of both houses, they almost certainly will … Continue reading WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
Depletion is our current financial state. This is because this is the time when we pay the mortgage. It's The Big Bill of the Month and it pretty much sucks us completely dry until the next fly by of Social Security. We get through the month, but there is usually more month than money. They … Continue reading IS THERE MORE MONEY THAN MONTH? OR MORE MONTH THAN MONEY? – Marilyn Armstrong
If you’re on Medicare, that’s the message you’re getting. Paul Ryan wants to bring back allowing insurance companies to refuse insurance based on pre-existing condition. In other words, if you're really sick, you definitely won't get medical help. He also wants to eliminate additional help for people with serious illnesses who need expensive medications and long-term care. Way … Continue reading GOP TO SENIORS: JUST DIE ALREADY
It's an epidemic, a pandemic -- of bad service. Do you remember when the customer was always right? I do. It wasn't that long ago. Customer satisfaction and service was the norm until approximately 2002, at which point everyone -- more or less simultaneously -- decided to save money by "automating" customer service, eliminating it entirely, or shipping it … Continue reading YOUR BUSINESS IS IMPORTANT TO US
MYSTERY ENDING - WEEKLY WRITING CHALLENGE - This weekly writing challenge focuses on the “weekly” part — start your post today, and build on it for the next four before publishing. Who knows where you’ll end up? I promise, if there are developments, I'll add them. Yesterday was an easy day. A little humid. A trip to the grocery to pick … Continue reading MYSTERY ENDING — DROPPING THE OTHER SHOE
Yesterday was an easy day. A little humid. A trip to the grocery to pick up a few things, a prescription. A baseball game and the Sox won. They're on a winning streak. They're so deep in a hole, it'll take an awful lot of winning if they are going to be anywhere near in … Continue reading MYSTERY ENDING — BECAUSE BANK OF AMERICA CARES? REALLY?
When I was in my late twenties, we had a couple of friends who were in their 50s. One day I asked Betty at what point she felt "grown up." By then, I was working full-time as a writer. I never worked professionally as anything else -- I was always an editor, writer or both. … Continue reading WHEN DID I GROW UP?