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HOLY KRAP! Pensions ask retirees to pay back TENS of THOUSANDS!

Via: CNN Money

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Carole Grant (photo) , 75, was told by the sheet metal worker’s plan that she owed almost $61,000 (roughly half of which was interest) for nearly 20 years of overpayments on the spousal benefits she received from her deceased husband’s pension. Her monthly benefit of $394 should have actually been $249, the pension fund said.

As a result, she’s been asked to make an UPFRONT PAYMENT of $54,000 and her check has been reduced to $187 a MONTH. While she has other sources of income, she doesn’t think she should have to turn over her retirement savings.

“I don’t feel that I should be penalized for the mistakes that they made,” she said.

http://money.cnn.com/2013/10/24/retirement/pension-overpayments/index.html

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October 25, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

“Quotes of the Day”

Via: Buzzfeed

“The word ‘voucher’ was “a poll tested word designed to scare today’s seniors.”

– Paul Ryan – Sept 21, 2012

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“Converting Medicare into defined contribution sort of voucher system.”

Paul Ryan – 2009

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“I would also say to people, look, we are going to you a voucher to get private health insurance to meet you needs.”

Paul Ryan – 2010

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See the videos, HERE:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/paul-ryan-didnt-always-shy-away-from-the-word-vo

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personal thought:

An estimated $6,000 a year voucher you can use to buy private insurance isn’t goin’ to cut it.

I’m not even sure if ANY insurance companies will cover you pre-existing conditions such as diabetes or heart problems.

I think seniors will be totally fk’d with a Romney/Ryan administration.

Protect Social Seurity and Medicare, Re-Elect Obama/Biden!

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October 14, 2012 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons, Paul Ryan, President Obama, Romney | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Quote of the Day”

Via: Huffington Post

“People Don’t Die In Their Apartment Because They Don’t Have Insurance”

Willard ‘but who else’ Romney

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Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who has pledged to repeal Obamacare, says that people without health insurance don’t have to worry about dying as a result.

“We don’t have people that become ill, who die in their apartment because they don’t have insurance,” Romney said in an interview with the Columbus Dispatch’s editorial board on Wednesday.

While it’s difficult to tell how many people die each year from lack of health insurance, one study, from a health care advocacy group, puts the number at 26,000 deaths per year.

“We don’t have a setting across this country where if you don’t have insurance, we just say to you, ‘Tough luck, you’re going to die when you have your heart attack,'” he added in the interview. “No, you go to the hospital, you get treated, you get care, and it’s paid for, either by charity, the government or by the hospital.”

Read more, HERE:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/11/mitt-romney-health-insurance_n_1957419.html?utm_hp_ref=business

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personal thought:

1. It’s true, in most places, we have very good EMS and emergency rooms where you can be treated for heart attacks. But what if you need a daily dose of blood thinner of cholesterol lowing medicine; can you call 911?

Oh, HELL NO!

2. “People don’t die in their Apartment . . .”.

Presumably the arrogant dick is referring to the 47%, again.

3. Re-Elect Obama/Biden!

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October 12, 2012 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons, President Obama | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Quote of the Day”

“Oh look – they’re wishing us good luck!’

– Punk the Penquin

Save Medicare AND Social Security – Re-Elect Obama/Biden!

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August 21, 2012 Posted by | 2012, Paul Ryan, President Obama, Romney | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Democrats Can’t Wait To Run Against Paul Ryan’s Budget

Via: TPM

Democrats were perhaps as excited by the selection of Rep. Paul Ryan as Republicans Saturday, boasting that Ryan will be a boon to their cause on every level.

Their reasoning: Mitt Romney is inextricably tied now to the architect of the GOP’s plan to privatize Medicare, and Ryan’s proposal to slash entitlements is guaranteed to receive more national attention than ever before.

“In naming Congressman Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney has chosen a leader of the House Republicans who shares his commitment to the flawed theory that new budget-busting tax cuts for the wealthy, while placing greater burdens on the middle class and seniors, will somehow deliver a stronger economy,” Obama campaign manager Jim Messina said in a statement Saturday morning.

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On entitlements, Romney offered up a Medicare voucher plan, but offered no details as to how generous the vouchers would be, making it difficult to accuse him of slashing seniors benefits.

Democrats will have no such problem with Ryan’s detailed Medicare plan, which the nonpartisan CBO estimates would require SENIORS to PAY THOUSANDS of DOLLARS more in out-of-pocket costs.

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Read more, HERE:

http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/08/democrats-cant-wait-to-run-against-paul-ryans-budget.php

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Re-Elect Obama/Biden!

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August 12, 2012 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons, Paul Ryan, President Obama, Romney | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Obamacare has saved seniors $4 BILLION on prescription drugs

Via: Think Progress

The Centers for Medicare And Medicaid Services (CMS) released data showing that OVER 5.2 MILLION seniors and people with disabilities have already saved nearly $4BILLION on prescription drugs as a direct result of the Affordable Care Act.

The CMS data also showed that over 1 million people with Medicare saved an average of $629 on prescriptions in the “donut hole” coverage gap since the beginning of the year.

So far in 2012, Medicare coverage for generic drugs in the coverage gap has risen to 14 percent, saving Medicare beneficiaries a total of $687 million.

Over the next few years, the government will cover more and more of brand-name and generic drugs until donut hole is closed in 2020.

http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012/07/25/583121/obamacare-seniors-prescriptions-savings/

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And, Romney on his ‘1st Day in office’ wants to repeal this.

F’ Him – Re-Elect Obama/Biden!

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July 26, 2012 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons, Romney | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Boomer Bust!

Via: Huffington Post

For Baby Boomers who are out of a job, the picture isn’t getting any brighter.

People age 55 and older are still the most likely to be part of the long-term unemployed, according to research released this week. The numbers point to a continuation of a trend that has persisted throughout the economic downturn: In a competitive, fast-changing job market, older applicants are finding their options especially limited.

More than 4.4 million people in the U.S. are among the long-term unemployed, meaning they’ve been looking for work for a year or more, according to the Pew Charitable Trusts, which made its research available on Tuesday.

The long-term unemployed include people of all ages, but it’s people 55 and older who might have it the worst. Over 43 percent of unemployed people in that age range — some 923,000 people — have been out of work a year or more. That’s the highest rate of any age group.

Overall, nearly a third of all of the unemployed — 31.8 percent — have been jobless for more than a year.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/02/long-term-unemployment_n_1071851.html

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November 3, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized, We Are the 99 Percent | , , , , , | Leave a comment

How soon will you go bankrupt under the new GOP budget?

via: Richard Eskow – Huffington Post

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Here’s the bottom line:

Within 10 years of the new Republican Medicare budget taking effect, most Americans would be spending all of their Social Security income just to pay for their health care or go without coverage.

How quickly would that happen? According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), seniors entering the program in 2030 can expect to pay $20,000 out of their own pocket for health care.

If Social Security payments continue to be adjusted at the same rate they were over the last decade, the average person on Social Security will receive a little over $21,000 that year.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rj-eskow/how-fast-will-you-go-bank_b_845685.html

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photo: titled  ‘damn mexicans’ from a 2009 teabagger gathering to protest ‘Obama Care’

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“$ 1,000 – el estúpido de puta es jodido, eh? “- su ex jardinero

April 7, 2011 Posted by | deficit reduction, GOP morons | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment