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 Begley
Renee Begley
  • 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 Szymanski Spellman
Erin Szymanski 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?

Barbara Ratliff
Barbara Ratliff

PLEASE HELP THIS CAUSE SO MANY GO WITHOUT.

Jean Charles Batterson
Jean Charles Batterson
  • Barbara Ratliff

Amen !

Peggy Vessey
Peggy Vessey

I am on SS because I became disabled; my long-term disability just ran out...so SS is all I have. My investments went down the tubes 4 years ago; now I have less than the 50% I was counting on. So, even if you plan for retirement, you can become disabled and someone in an investment firm or stock market lets you down, well...you might as well learn fast that everything is not fair and you better be prepared. Yes, I pay for insurance - car insurance, supplemental to my Medicare, which I...

I am on SS because I became disabled; my long-term disability just ran out...so SS is all I have. My investments went down the tubes 4 years ago; now I have less than the 50% I was counting on. So, even if you plan for retirement, you can become disabled and someone in an investment firm or stock market lets you down, well...you might as well learn fast that everything is not fair and you better be prepared. Yes, I pay for insurance - car insurance, supplemental to my Medicare, which I pay $100 just for Medicare A&B, then another $50 for Part D, then a supplemental to that; of course, there is insurance on the condo contents and liability. Just for insurance I pay over $400...then I also pay what Medicare and the supplemental won't pay! When my husband dies, I'll get his SS, but lose mine...and if both of us die NO ONE gets anything - no matter what I have put in, my children will never inherit what I paid into the SS Administration! Just think where the money goes if you die at 65 and have paid in and should receive benefits... zip, zero, nothing - it goes back into the SS pot that they say is going broke! Yes, all of us should get a cost of living increase, and be able to collect all that we put into the fund as an inheritable amount to our heirs!

Patricia Ens
Patricia Ens
  • Peggy Vessey

Well stated!

Brand Goods
Brand Goods

Respecting our Elders as they will do for us as well some of these people are also Veterans and have fought for our freedom and worked hard all of their lives income should not be so low where we have to depend on our "children" to take care of us please join me Thank You <3

Kelly Yurasek
Kelly Yurasek
  • Brand Goods

The latest: when you turn 70 and from then on - if you have a 401(k) Plan, you are required to withdraw a specific amount each year (they don't tell you what to do with it) but then you have to pay almost 50% tax on the withdrawal. Bastards.

Pamela McCabe Lytle
Pamela McCabe Lytle

health coverage should be free got the elderly so they don't have to pay for life saving medicine and doctors appointment co pays. They also have to pay for the insurance coverage itself and once they are done with that there isn't much left to live on. Prices of everything go up however their checks do not. They helped build this country and they worked all their lives for us so they need to be able to live with the essentials they need when they get older. not have to chose between food and medicine.

Jo Oh
Jo Oh
  • Pamela McCabe Lytle

The only prob is when they get a cost of living raise then the could lose medicade or medicare because the income goes over the limit ,so its a catch 22 on that one ,, i know alot of elderly if they make a dollar to much they might not qualify If they get a cost of living they raise the insurance so either way its not right ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Geraldine Yielding
Geraldine Yielding

I live between kids in different states because I could not have enough to live alone with only paying 200 amonth rent. In the end I had to choose between heat in the winter and electricity or food. so I just go between my kids. thank god they love me enough. but is very depressing to look back at 55 years working 60-80 hours a week and more and can't even have a home. then to see the welfare people who choose not to work or work part time to collect the eic at income tax time and 600 a...

I live between kids in different states because I could not have enough to live alone with only paying 200 amonth rent. In the end I had to choose between heat in the winter and electricity or food. so I just go between my kids. thank god they love me enough. but is very depressing to look back at 55 years working 60-80 hours a week and more and can't even have a home. then to see the welfare people who choose not to work or work part time to collect the eic at income tax time and 600 a month for food when it is 1 adult and 2 children 9 days a month. I donn't have part b because I am not in 1 state long enough and can't afford insurance. so I do have a burial policy so I can at least die know my kids won't be bankrupt for it. sad when you feel better off dead than alive.

Brenda Yielding
Brenda Yielding
  • Geraldine Yielding

this is so true for so many of us

Lucy Penta Ouellette
Lucy Penta Ouellette

I have family members who receive Social Security and they have all they can do to afford there medicines. They r so expensive for them. Please help join this cause.... Thanks

Debbie Dwyer
Debbie Dwyer
  • Lucy Penta Ouellette

You are so right n not just seniors benefits but Veterans benefits also people who give their lives for this country are being denied also

Keith Shoddy
Keith Shoddy

Let's help the people that really need help because they have earned it!

Martin Birdwell
Martin Birdwell
  • Keith Shoddy

Hey b******, we may not always agree on everything, but I am with you on this one KRS

Judy Zaayer
Judy Zaayer

I THINK THEY SHOULD HAVE TO LIVE ON SOCIAL SECURITY FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS BEFORE THEY CAN GET ELECTED THEN THINGS WOULD BE A LOT DIFFERENT DON'T YOU THINK?

Marlynn Gadberry
Marlynn Gadberry
  • Judy Zaayer

Amen, Judy!!!!

Sandra Anderson
Sandra Anderson

when need to take of own people that has worked hard all thier lives and respect the elderly who help this with hard work not like today were people don;t want to work

Geraldine Yielding
Geraldine Yielding
  • Sandra Anderson

Don't have to welfare pays extrememly well compared to working and ss. and they are guaranteed cost of living regardless of what no questions asked and no responsibility.

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