Sharon Banner Cunningham

One day while at the grocery store, there was a elderly man in a wheelchair there, with a small coin purse in his palm, and I asked him if I could be of any help to him, and he said, "Well, I was going to buy myself a $3.29 chinese plate from the deli, but I just picked up my medicine, and I haven't even bought my disposable diapers yet, and so I guess I'm done." The look of despair, and shock in his eyes made my heart literally hurt (extreme heartache) for him. I wheeled him to the...

One day while at the grocery store, there was a elderly man in a wheelchair there, with a small coin purse in his palm, and I asked him if I could be of any help to him, and he said, "Well, I was going to buy myself a $3.29 chinese plate from the deli, but I just picked up my medicine, and I haven't even bought my disposable diapers yet, and so I guess I'm done." The look of despair, and shock in his eyes made my heart literally hurt (extreme heartache) for him. I wheeled him to the chinese deli, and bought he and myself that plate he wanted, and shared it together. Then, I spoke to the Mgr of the grocery store, and pleaded with him to allow the man to get his disposable diapers he needed, and so the mgr took the man to the isle, and got him what he needed. I've never forgotton that. I've witnessed many senior citizens since then when they are attempting to get their meds, or pay rent, buy groceries, gas, or even a $1 birthday card for their grandchildren, they just don't have it. These aren't people who squander their money. These are people, whether senior, or disabled, or living with an illness, and need for the companies (many, many companies could) and and all of us who can help, to help. Please help.

Marie Lewis
Marie Lewis
  • Sharon Banner Cunningham

I would suggest not voting for the candidate who thinks 47% of Americans are lazy. These seniors are in the 47% of Americans he was talking about.

Geraldine Yielding
Geraldine Yielding
  • Sharon Banner Cunningham

I don't beleive that he was talking about the seniors who have worked their entire lives. social security is not an entitlement program. is is a forced retiredment program which the working people are forced to participate in if they are employed.

Renee Molineux
Renee Molineux
  • Sharon Banner Cunningham

Yes it became law a long time ago but originally when I was young and paid into it, it was individual accounts and if you never worked you would not collect from it. They changed that and started giving amounts to a spouse even if they never paid into Social Security and other things. I am really angry about that one. We deserve what we paid into the fund. I paid for over 40 years into that fund expecting to retire with at least Social Security to hear people say it is forced and yada yada...

Yes it became law a long time ago but originally when I was young and paid into it, it was individual accounts and if you never worked you would not collect from it. They changed that and started giving amounts to a spouse even if they never paid into Social Security and other things. I am really angry about that one. We deserve what we paid into the fund. I paid for over 40 years into that fund expecting to retire with at least Social Security to hear people say it is forced and yada yada yada other things by younger people. Oh and if you had your own business you could pay into the fund or from any exempt job as well. It was up to the individual. Those that hire workers in the home that fall under certain parameters are required to pay this as well. It was created so everyone could at least have something to retire on but changes were made and exceptions. It really makes me mad.

Gramp Willey
Gramp Willey
  • Sharon Banner Cunningham

MITT SAID IT WAS A SAFTY NET.HE IS SO FULL OF CRAP.

Erin Spellman
Erin Spellman
  • Sharon Banner Cunningham

Geraldine people don't just get social security for being retired, they get it for disabilities as well... The reason that people have to participate in it is so that by the time the able bodied working person reaches retirement age, they have money to live off of. I think you are soley misunderstood. I am 35 going on 36 and I have been on disability since 2001 and I don't know where I'd be without it and I'm on it not because I'm lazy but because I can't work and I'm terminally ill with...

Geraldine people don't just get social security for being retired, they get it for disabilities as well... The reason that people have to participate in it is so that by the time the able bodied working person reaches retirement age, they have money to live off of. I think you are soley misunderstood. I am 35 going on 36 and I have been on disability since 2001 and I don't know where I'd be without it and I'm on it not because I'm lazy but because I can't work and I'm terminally ill with life threatening medical condition. Look at everyone who is on it for the same reason I am or they have a mental illness that prevents them from being in society and holding a job... it's their only source of income. So no it's not just a retirement program.. it's a primary source of income for those who truly need it. Wouldn't you like to have something to look forward to living on when retire?

Cindy Olson
Cindy Olson

I just retired and worked a better part of my life.. the goverment took 100.00 out of my 576.00 now I am suppose to live off of 476.00 a month? Can any one say ALPO! Sorry that costs to much!

David Zambory
David Zambory
  • Cindy Olson

Social security was not meant to be something a person could live on. A person should have some type of savings and investment that they had been putting money into for years.

Right now our government continues to print money and spend it on stupidity. Like sending billions of dollars oversea to countries that hate us for one. The more they print, the more our dollar loses value and inflation hurts the poor, not the rich.

David Zambory
David Zambory
  • Cindy Olson

I haven't invested or saved enough money myself, so I'll be working during my golden year just like the other millions that didn't save.

Cindy Olson
Cindy Olson
  • Cindy Olson

unless your ex takes it all!

Bob Snyder
Bob Snyder

Just a thought no rasies for the Senate or Congress till all seniors are brought above the poverty level.

Richard T King
Richard T King
  • Bob Snyder

Hmmmm, I totaly agree with you Uncle Bob, but aren't you "against" entitlements? :-)

Ted Duffy
Ted Duffy
  • Bob Snyder

Social Security is not an entitlement except maybe the disability part. We all worked hard for those payroll deductions. While we were working hard putting our money into the fund the politicians spent our money and raided the trust fund. How about a lump sum of all my contributions plus interest since 1963. Someone should look up the definition of an "entitlement."

Ish Harris
Ish Harris

“The purpose of government is to enable the people of a nation to live in safety and happiness.
Government exists for the interests of the governed, not for the governors.”.

Thomas Jefferson

Martha Williams
Martha Williams
  • Ish Harris

I totaly agree with u ish harris so true. ty for that comment!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wilma Lopez
Wilma Lopez

I have watched my parents and other seniors make tough choices so that they can stay within a budget. My father decided to stop driving because he could not afford to keep insurance on his car or he would have to stop paying for supplemental medical insurance. No way could he stop the supplemental insurance. My mother, God bless her shopped at all the discount stores, not buy brand items in order to save money. Seniors have often forgone important medical tests in order not burden the...

I have watched my parents and other seniors make tough choices so that they can stay within a budget. My father decided to stop driving because he could not afford to keep insurance on his car or he would have to stop paying for supplemental medical insurance. No way could he stop the supplemental insurance. My mother, God bless her shopped at all the discount stores, not buy brand items in order to save money. Seniors have often forgone important medical tests in order not burden the medicare program, thereby sacrificing their health! It's time to give seniors their increases and then some!

Victor M Balaguer
Victor M Balaguer
  • Wilma Lopez

TIME FOR A CHANGE IN BIG BROTHER

Vicky Woods-Patterson
Vicky Woods-Patterson

this is a worthy cause!

Vicky Woods-Patterson
Vicky Woods-Patterson
  • Vicky Woods-Patterson

worthy cause!

RobnRobin Milliken
RobnRobin Milliken

I do think that seniors, people that worked all their life should be able to collect and get at a minimum cost of living raises, they worked and paid in....... As for the spouses I don't have a problem with that either, especially incases where one worked and the other raised the children. Also for dependants in the event of death of one of the parents and underage children, that wass how my own family survived. My father worked very hard for alot more hours than most day after day without...

I do think that seniors, people that worked all their life should be able to collect and get at a minimum cost of living raises, they worked and paid in....... As for the spouses I don't have a problem with that either, especially incases where one worked and the other raised the children. Also for dependants in the event of death of one of the parents and underage children, that wass how my own family survived. My father worked very hard for alot more hours than most day after day without days off to take care of us and when he passed away we had a minimal amount of support through Social Security but it kept us goingg and helped my mother keep food on the table. I am all for Social Security and I think the government needs to payback all the monies that have been borrowed from Social Secuurity and give folks what they have paid to have with neccessary raises.

RobnRobin Milliken
RobnRobin Milliken
  • RobnRobin Milliken

Absolutely,sure didn't mean to miss us. The waay I see it is our government doesn't mind to give people that have never done anything for the US never paid taxes, but yet they are supported by our government and those of us that worked paid taxes all our lives and will continue to one way or another,pay hell to get the help WE NEED

John J Notarianni
John J Notarianni

With the wife's unemployment that ran out in June, the only income we have is my disability check and half of that goes to my mortgage. In need of major help with electric bill. Still owe them quite a bit, problem is we send them what we can, not what they want. Have arrangments with the other utilities, PECO just don't care if you sick. They make you pay to have a doctor's certificate which is good for 30 days. Oh did I mention we have food shopping to do as well, because welfare turned us...

With the wife's unemployment that ran out in June, the only income we have is my disability check and half of that goes to my mortgage. In need of major help with electric bill. Still owe them quite a bit, problem is we send them what we can, not what they want. Have arrangments with the other utilities, PECO just don't care if you sick. They make you pay to have a doctor's certificate which is good for 30 days. Oh did I mention we have food shopping to do as well, because welfare turned us down. We were getting food stamps, but got a letter in the mail saying we didn't list her unemployment income. And finally there's our prescripts, but do I have to go any further? Yes, we need help.

Terri Notarianni Stewart
Terri Notarianni Stewart
  • John J Notarianni

Yes it is definitely not easy..... Wish I was in a position to help you....

FrGlen DeShaw Aojn
FrGlen DeShaw Aojn

Very simple. This whole process was based on peoples payments into a system based on a form of scam. Until it is fixed in an equitable manner, the lie must be corrected responsibility

Bryan Douglas van Sickle
Bryan Douglas van Sickle
  • FrGlen DeShaw Aojn

its sad, once you go to a nurseing home, they reem ya.. medicine and education are 2 things, even a capitolist country provides, and it shouldnt be that expensive.. and it doesnt matter whoose in office, healthcare is the the biggest scam of all..

MaDuke Barnett
MaDuke Barnett

Bcause these senior need more $$ to survive, after buying food and paying bills, the have to eat as well. Listen up people, we need to stand by our parents @ all x's especially when they can't do 4 them selves. Don't allow your parents or an elderly suffer because of neglect or negativity! Let fight the cause for more $$$ for the seniors. When I see an elderly in thee streets begging it hurts my heart ok, this is someone's parent that's been neglected.
My thing is help! someone if u can,...

Bcause these senior need more $$ to survive, after buying food and paying bills, the have to eat as well. Listen up people, we need to stand by our parents @ all x's especially when they can't do 4 them selves. Don't allow your parents or an elderly suffer because of neglect or negativity! Let fight the cause for more $$$ for the seniors. When I see an elderly in thee streets begging it hurts my heart ok, this is someone's parent that's been neglected.
My thing is help! someone if u can, especially an elderly person in NEED. I always do good, bad or indifferent.

Sandra San
Sandra San
  • MaDuke Barnett

They get one but if they live in senior housing..the housing readjusts their rent ...the increase wouldnt go to them...it will go to the landlord...crazy stupid!!!!

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