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  • Trump Ends Obama-era War on Coal; Scraps Clean Power Plan

    10/14/2017 12:15:42 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Associatoin of Mature American Citizens ^ | October 13, 2017 | John Grimaldi
    WASHINGTON, DC, Oct 13 – “The ‘climate changers’ came out in full force when the EPA announced earlier this week that it was ending the Obama-era war on coal by scrapping Mr. Obama’s Clean Power Plan. But, America has the world’s largest reserves of coal—an asset that should not be dismissed out of hand for a variety of reasons, according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC].Weber says that extreme restrictions on the use of coal to generate electricity “acted like a national energy tax. They minimized the positive impact of our lowest cost and...
  • One-third of retirees end up getting full-time jobs

    10/10/2017 9:19:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | October 10, 2017 | Nicole Sinclair
    One-third of those who retire actually come back to the labor market and take another full-time job, according to Deutsche Banks Torsten Slk. This reverse retirement rate is higher for workers in the highest and lowest income quintiles, as shown in the chart below. Retirees either come back because they need more income (lowest income quintile) or they come back because the opportunity costs of staying at home are too high (highest income quintile), Slk explained....
  • Should You Switch to a Geriatrician?

    09/30/2017 7:51:11 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    The Assocation of Mature American Citizens ^ | September 29, 2017 | Andrea Rogers
    Approximately one in five Americans are over the age of 65, and that number is quickly growing. As baby boomers reach retirement, many decide to make the move from a primary care physician to a geriatrician primary care doctors who have special training in offering health care to seniors. The health care needs of people change as they age, and many begin to experience new medical conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, renal failure, or heart disease. Some inevitable signs of aging take place over time, such as a slower metabolism, and lead to a decline in physical activity. Some...
  • Southern Utah tire shop cited by state regulators for defrauding I-15 travelers

    08/25/2017 8:32:42 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | August 20, 2017 | Nate Carlisle
    On a winter day in 2016, Curt Albert was traveling Interstate 15 in Utah on his way to Arizona. Near New Harmony, another motorist drove up beside him and signaled him to pull over. The other motorist, according to Albert and findings by an administrative law judge, was an employee of Freeway Tire in New Harmony. He said the right rear tire on Alberts travel trailer was wobbling. Albert agreed to follow him to the tire shop for a repair. I dont want to get stranded somewhere, Albert recently explained. Its 25 degrees outside, and the winds blowing. But $1,018.10...
  • Medicare Is in Deep Trouble: Heres How to Rescue It

    08/23/2017 9:40:35 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    Morning Consult ^ | August 23, 2017 | by Sally Pipes
    Medicares trust fund will run out of money in just over 10 years, according to a new report from the programs trustees. Once that happens, the federal government wont collect enough in payroll taxes to cover beneficiaries hospital bills. Congress could hike taxes to cover the shortfall. Or it could ration care to save money. Or it could modernize and restructure Medicare by giving beneficiaries means-tested vouchers to buy private insurance. Doing so would protect taxpayers now, preserve the program for future generations and even provide higher-quality care to seniors. Medicares spending isnt sustainable. Congress can stave off massive...
  • Baby boomers are refusing to sell and will age like a fine wine in their homes.

    08/15/2017 6:42:18 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 138 replies
    Older Americans own half of the houses in the market. Many are simply refusing to sell and others have adult kids moving back in since they cant afford a place to rent or buy. It is a Catch 22 and many people are looking at countries like Italy where the number of adults that live at home is enormous. Multi-generational families just dont coincide with the rugged American worldview where you go out on your own and you make it with your own two hands. Of course, many house humpers had mom and dad chip in but that doesnt make...
  • Bill Nye: Older people need to 'die' out before climate science can advance

    07/20/2017 8:16:17 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 128 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 19, 2017 | Mandy Mayfield
    Bill Nye: Older people need to 'die' out before climate science can advance Bill Nye specifically targeted the elderly this week as he spoke out against climate change deniers, saying that climate science will start to advance when old people start to "age out," according to a report.The "Science Guy" said that generationally, the majority of climate change deniers are older."Climate change deniers, by way of example, are older. It's generational," Nye told the Los Angeles Times. Nye said that he is calling them out with "due respect," acknowledging that he is "now one of them.""We're just going to have...
  • Exclusive Seniors Group Files FCC Complaint Against Very Fake News CNN

    07/01/2017 10:25:47 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 24 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/30/17 | Ian Mason
    The Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC), the leading conservative seniors organization in the country, filed a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Thursday over CNNs reporting on Russian hacking. In the light of hidden camera videos from James OKeefes Project Veritas showing a CNN producer calling the narrative bulls***, and CNN Contributor Van Joness characterization of the Russia collusion story as a nothing burger, AMAC has brought a complaint under FCC regulations against the knowing broadcast of false information. AMAC President Dan Weber, in a press release accompanying the filing of the complaint, said: [I]t became clear CNN...
  • Baby boomers are downsizing and the kids wont take the family heirlooms

    06/06/2017 10:57:53 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 222 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 04 June 2017 | Beth Teitell
    <p>For 30 years, Pat Fryzel stored her childrens memorabilia, and her grandmothers, too. But when she and her husband downsized, from a large Winchester home to a two-bedroom Boston town house, there was no room for the American Girl dolls or Nanas cake plates. So Fryzel asked her grown kids to collect what they wanted.</p>
  • The Meals On Wheels Lie Keeps Rolling Along

    03/21/2017 6:41:13 PM PDT · by 198ml · 39 replies
    IBD ^ | 3/21/17 | IBD
    Let's start with a basic fact. Contrary to news reports last week, President Trump is not eliminating funding for Meals on Wheels. He's not even cutting it. How do we know this? Meals on Wheels says so. A statement issued by Meals on Wheels America on Thursday notes that 35% of the revenues at the 5,000 or so local Meals on Wheels programs come via the Older Americans Act Nutrition Program. Trump's budget outline says nothing about this program whatsoever.
  • Hollywood Disses Our Members, says AMAC

    03/04/2017 10:57:17 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    Assocation of Mature American Citizens ^ | March 3, 2017 | John Grimaldi
    Seniors suffer the consequences of the way they are portrayed in the movies WASHINGTON, DC, Mar 3 Hollywoods entertainment elite appears to be increasingly dismissive of Americas aging population, according to a new study by Humana and the University of Southern California. I came across the research and then it hit me: perhaps all of their incessant whining over the election of President Donald Trump has roots in the vanity that oftentimes goes hand-in-hand with being a so-called star. The fact is that many of the movies produced in Tinseltown in recent years have indeed been increasingly disdainful of...
  • Report: President Trump Signs Repeal of Obamas Social Security Gun Ban

    02/28/2017 4:28:32 PM PST · by drewh · 35 replies
    Big Government ^ | 2.28.17 | Awr Hawkins
    On a day when legislation benefiting women and black colleges and universities was signed with much pomp and circumstance, President Trump quietly followed through on his pledge to defend the Second Amendment by signing the repeal of Barack Obamas Social Security gun ban. The U.S, House voted to repeal the ban on February 2 and the Senate voted to repeal it on February 15. The ban was fashioned behind closed doors in the summer of 2015 and Breitbart News reported: The specific details of the ban are unknown, as it is being put together outside of public view. But the...
  • Oscars warned: 'Diss Trump and face a theater boycott

    02/23/2017 9:42:30 AM PST · by GonzoII · 46 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/23/17 | Paul Bedard
    They're wealthy and they are among the biggest age groups to fill movie theaters, but many seniors have had it with Hollywood's political hate speech and they are threatening a boycott if the Oscars, as expected, turn into a Trump bashing affair Sunday.
  • Sharp Rise Reported in Older Americans Use of Multiple Psychiatric Drugs

    02/13/2017 10:12:01 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 51 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | FEB. 13, 2017 | BENEDICT CAREYFEB.
    <p>The number of retirement-age Americans taking at least three psychiatric drugs more than doubled between 2004 and 2013, even though almost half of them had no mental health diagnosis on record, researchers reported on Monday.</p> <p>The new analysis, based on data from doctors office visits, suggests that inappropriate prescribing to older people is more common than previously thought. Office visits are a close, if not exact, estimate of underlying patient numbers. The paper appears in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.</p>
  • Some fun for a change

    12/17/2016 5:46:58 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 12 replies
    unknown | 12/17/2016 | self
    Marriage is sharing The old man placed an order for one hamburger, French fries and a drink. He unwrapped the plain hamburger and carefully cut it in half, placing one half in front of his wife. He then carefully counted out the French fries, dividing them into two piles and neatly placed one pile in front of his wife. He took a sip of the drink, his wife took a sip and then set the cup down between them. As he began to eat his few bites of hamburger, the people around them were looking over and whispering. Obviously they...
  • Schumer: Republicans Are 'Plotting a War on Seniors'

    11/30/2016 6:18:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 114 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 30, 2016 | 5:45 AM EST | Susan Jones
    During the presidential campaign, Republican Donald Trump said he would not cut Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid, but no matter. Sen. Chuck Schumer, the next Senate minority leader, on Tuesday warned that Republicans are plotting a war on seniors. The New York Democrat said he was so disappointed that Trump has nominated Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) to be his Health and Human Services secretary. When it comes to issues like Medicare, the Affordable Care Act and Planned Parenthood, Congressman Price and the average American couldnt be further apart, Schumer told a news conference on Capitol Hill.
  • Actor Michael Shannon: 'If You Voted For Trump, Its Time for the Urn'

    11/18/2016 7:19:09 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 58 replies
    MRC TV ^ | November 18, 2016 | Nick Kangadis
    Character actor Michael Shannon recently did an interview with the website Metro News about his new film that's coming out soon, but the interview is getting attention for a different reason. Shannon apparently thinks all Trump supporters should die -- especially the old ones. During the interview, the focus turned to the recent presidential election in which Republican Donald Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton. Shannon could not believe the outcome of the election and told Prigge that he could use some vengeance right now. But then, the interview turned into a mutual Trump-bashing party, during which Prigge asked Shannon, How...
  • The face of defeat: A weary-looking Hillary Clinton makes her first appearance since her conc

    11/17/2016 10:09:37 AM PST · by ColdOne · 51 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11/17/16 | Francesca Chambers
    full title........The face of defeat: A weary-looking Hillary Clinton makes her first appearance since her concession, and admits that 'coming here wasn't the easiest thing for me' and she 'wanted to curl up and never leave the house again'......................A weary-looking Hillary Clinton said Wednesday evening at her first public appearance since she conceded to Donald Trump that she considered cancelling her speech to the children's advocacy group but kept the commitment out of respect for her mentor. 'I will admit coming here tonight wasn't the easiest thing for me,' she said at the Children's Defense Fund's gala in Washington, D.C....
  • Social Security checks get measly $3.92 bump in 2017

    10/19/2016 11:09:59 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 122 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 10/19/2016 | Chris Isidore
    The typical retiree's monthly Social Security check will get only $3.92 bigger next year. That amounts to an increase of just 0.3% -- the smallest ever put in place to help cover higher prices. That's still an improvement from this year, when the lack of inflation kept benefits from increasing at all. The average retiree's monthly benefit is currently $1,305.30. "Over the last five years, Social Security COLA's have remained small or nonexistent," said AARP. "Every cent can matter to beneficiaries and their families. After last year's zero COLA, this year's announcement doesn't offer much help to the millions of...
  • Can Someone Please Make the Candidates Talk About Social Security?

    10/07/2016 9:13:21 AM PDT · by Eric Pode of Croydon · 63 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 7 Oct 2016 | Bob Kerrey
    Few if any candidates for federal office will tell you that as a consequence of current federal law, young Americans are being screwed in two life-changing ways. First, under current law, every Social Security beneficiary under the age of 48 will have their promised benefits cut by a third. And second, every young person who works is contributing between $10,000 and $20,000 to the health care and retirement of those lucky Americans who are already drawing benefits under federal law. In some ways the second screwing is worse than the first. Young workers do not have the defined benefit retirement...