Advocates Say Elderly Will Take a Hit, with No Increase in Benefits

AP LogoWASHINGTON (AP) — One advocate for the elderly says they’re facing “another blow to their retirement income.”

Mary Johnson of The Senior Citizens League is reacting to the news that there will be no benefit increase for the tens of millions of people receiving Social Security, or for disabled veterans or federal retirees.

Their benefits are tied to the government’s measure of inflation at the consumer level — and because of falling gas prices, prices overall have remained the same over the past year. Not counting gasoline, prices are up 1.9 percent during that time.

The announcement will affect benefits for more than 70 million people, more than one-fifth of the nation’s population.

Advocates for seniors say years of small increases or no increase are eroding the buying power of benefits, regardless of the official inflation numbers. In a letter to members of Congress, the executive vice president of AARP argues that the inflation index reflects the spending patterns of workers — who tend to be younger and healthier than most people on Social Security. Nancy LeaMond writes, “Social Security recipients spend more of their monthly budget on health care, food and housing than do younger workers.”

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    Never thought I would ever hear or read that illegal aliens would get special preferences in being granted welfare services over Senior Citizens, disabled veterans and federal retirees? Continuous rewards for illegal aliens and retirees seem to be second class citizens behind the foreign interlopers. Elderly Americans didn’t precisely welcome Thursday’s announcement that millions of senior citizens won’t receive an increase in their Social Security checks next year, yet millions of illegal aliens who have poured through our open borders are accepted and those with children can collect cash payments for each of their progeny and associated welfare programs; but our Seniors are left out in the cold, neglected, along with our Veterans.

    Its no wonder handicapped Veterans must rely on charities and Senior Citizens can hardly survive on what the US government extends to them. This is amazingly sick when our retirees paid into the system all their lives, but the hordes of foreign national newcomers never paid one cent into Social Security and can collect large sums of money for each child as well as their adults working under the table. Those who do pay taxes are at the poverty end of the scale and receive it all back, while the children get reimbursements under child tax credits. Much of it fraudulent, but the government keeps paying. Its not to any lesser degree but with the illegal welfare and job seekers come over with criminals, who have killed innocent Americans with huge numbers cramming into our prisons. The crazy idiot governor Brown of California has rewarded illegal aliens with healthcare, citizen only entitlements and washed away the laws that we as Americans live by? The Liberal mainstream press discourager’s any honest commentary and uses flimsy excuses not to print, where lies convoluted with facts rhetoric that emanates from there headlines.

    All Seniors should supply their vote for Donald Trump as there will be no pandering to illegal aliens, when he becomes President. They will be on fast repatriation out of the country and the massive amounts of money will go back to THE PEOPLE. Trumps allegiance is to the American people, not to corporate or industrial donors, which is blood money fed by lobbyists to the likes of the Clintons, Bush’s or the Sanders that has contaminated our Republic; remember Trump is paying his own way and the wealthy donors cannot touch him in anyway. Trump has received donations, but its nothing like the massive money pouring into both the career politicians campaigns.

    Activists for seniors Citizens say years of small increases or no increase are eroding the buying power of benefits, regardless of the official inflation numbers. In a letter to members of Congress, the executive vice president of AARP argues that the inflation index reflects the spending patterns of workers — who tend to be younger and healthier than most people on Social Security. Nancy LeaMond writes, “Social Security recipients spend more of their monthly budget on health care, food and housing than do younger workers.” Yet families of illegal aliens can collect in California $600.00 dollars for every offspring they birth, which is disgusting and certainly not what the framers of our nation had established in the US Constitution. The estimate of between $$100 billion and $$200 Billion dollars is drying up the reservoirs of federal, state and local coffers to serve foreigners. As far where I am concerned Americans are receiving the same old propaganda from both sides, when nothing will get done. There is now doubt in my mind that a entrepreneur and building mogul will create jobs more than American workers have seen since the time of Bill Clinton, minus Hillary. If Madam Hillary received no punishment for a lax treasonous acts concerning her email server, which if the FBI are investigating currently, yet others who in government are prosecuted for far less, this shows there is no accountability to the well-heeled, the cronyism within Washington and for the professional elites in the Democrat ranks?

    Along with President Barack Obama Liberal behavior and Socialist abilities comes an inopportune eagerness to devastate the quality of life for mega-millions of American families, Seniors and now the most helpless victims of Obamas illegal alien invasion. By advancing the unlimited immigration policies advocated by the Democratic morons and to some extent GOP Professional class and the Left Party’s Special Interest paymasters. That’s why grassroots ethical limited government constitutional Conservatives and Tea Party voters must call their Representative and demand they resist the election of Hlllary Clinton, Jeb Bush and the extreme Leftist Bernie Sanders as each have made statements that illegal immigrants/ migrants will be granted a path to citizenship.

    Not just Conservatives should recognize that the Leftists are bleeding America dry by their Tax and Spend Ideology, but Democrats and even Independents should be aware that America is on the wrong track. Democratic Senior Citizens need to rethink their voting power to stop illegal aliens collecting money on their years of work. Doesn’t matter if your skin is black, brown or brown, as with the Liberal philosophy we are in the same sinking ship. American Latino’s, Hispanics, American Indian, European Caucasian, Asian or other ethnicity, you need to vote for the peoples candidate–Donald Trump.

    Trumps wall and MANDATORY E-VERIFY will stop the lose of American jobs for all citizens and Legal Immigrants. A tracking system for visa Overstays, so they cannot enter our country and just disappear. No more Optional E-verify for the business and corporate owners and a need for a National ID card, so illegal aliens cannot steel our elections, specifically the Presidential election. This is the reason radical Liberals are fighting this identification in the courts, so they can employ illegal immigrants to vote.

    Donald Trump is exactly what America needs, who will begin the repatriation of illegal squatters in the United States. Americans must understand what presidential candidates mean when they say “anchor babies” and shows where candidates stand on birthright citizenship by directing viewers to USAnchorBabies.org where they can see and share the ad, sign the petition, and learn all candidates’ positions.

    Relevant points from the ad:

    • 300,000 babies are born to illegal immigrants each year in the U.S.
    • Pew Hispanic Research estimates that 4,000,000 people in the U.S. today were born here to illegal immigrants
    • Under current policy interpretation, the baby gets full U.S. citizenship and taxpayer funded benefits
    • The parents and their extended families then become eligible for citizenship and benefits, as well.

    The Presidential candidates and the media can’t stop talking about anchor babies and birthright citizenship. CAPS Californians for Population Stabilization is the first national organization during this election cycle to lead the charge to educate the public about this antiquated and harmful policy through a national TV campaign.

    Pass this information around.
    Read about corruption at Judicial Watch and check out the non commercial, unbiased cable news at One American News Network.

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