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A Senior’s Lament: Our New Administration Doesn’t Care About Us

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WASHINGTON, DC, Aug 20 — The U.S. economy is in crisis, but the Biden-Harris administration has taken a decidedly devil-may-care attitude.

It threatens the ability of hard-hit American workers and their families, not the least of whom are senior citizens, to make ends meet. It’s about time they “get real” and address the pressing needs of the people.

Selfish government spending, the cost of dealing with an unprecedented surge of undocumented illegals, and an insidious pandemic have set the stage for a disastrous economic future. They’ve already triggered a hard-hitting spike in inflation.

Yet the progressive socialists appear to have become the rulers of the roost on Capitol Hill, and they are leading Congress and the White House on a special interest spending spree, ignoring the needs of the average Joes out there.

Maria Bartiromo, one of America’s highly respected economic journalists, describes the pending $3.5 trillion budget and the $1 trillion infrastructure plan as “the vehicle for Democrats to pass liberal priorities such as universal pre-kindergarten, expanded Medicare access, two free years of community college, subsidized childcare, legalizing undocumented immigrants, and green climate initiatives.”

The most vulnerable segment of the population is in dire straits, and the senior advocacy Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC] says they feel abandoned. They need support, jobs, and attention. AMAC says one of its 60-year-young members wrote in recently with a heart-felt plea– not for a handout. He just wants a job. “If I don’t get a paying job, I lose my house. Inflation and joblessness is real for seniors. But you hear nothing about this.” And he’s right. Instead, our government seems to ignore such appeals, focusing instead on its selfish liberal priorities, as Ms. Bartiromo put it.

There’s a difference between what it says in those spending bills and the level of spending that they will encourage, and that does not bode well for household budgets. Inflation is already hurting household budgets. Over the past 12 months, the Consumer Price Index is up 5.4%, according to the Labor Department. That’s the highest it’s been in 13 years. Some economists claim that inflation has crested, but Bartiromo told Fox News that the budget blueprint is “actually going to be much more expensive than $3.5 trillion,” and that will, in turn, cause U.S. debt and inflation to ‘soar.'”

Car prices are up, especially the cost of used cars, which are up by 29%, and a government report shows that gasoline prices are up year to year by as much as 41.8%. Home furnishing prices have risen by 30%. Appliances costs are higher by 12% to 26% over a year ago. Food prices are up moderately but are expected by many to be on the verge of costlier increases.

As for the 60-year-old who is having a hard time finding a job, a colleague of mine, Jeff Szymanski, penned an article recently explaining that perhaps it is the so-called “Biden bonus” that may be the cause to some degree. Jeff explained that “Many economists and Republican governors have been fuming for months now about the so-called ‘Biden bonus’ of paying people an extra $300 per week not to work through early September. Opponents of this scheme, passed in the last stimulus bill of March 2021 with Democrat votes only, note the bonuses are holding down job gains and even causing shortages and inflation.”

The future, near term, holds no hope of any fixes.

The left is in charge and seems hell-bent on dealing with the plight of those Americans who need money to pay for community college tuition for the needy. Meanwhile, our southern borders are opening wider and wider with each passing month. Some 220,000 undocumented migrants crossed our southern border in July, up 13% from the 188,000 who showed up on the Biden-Harris welcome mat in June, reports Homeland Security. Apparently, socialist lawmakers are not interested in the troubles faced by elderly Americans.

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Splish_Splash
1 month ago

Oh honey, don’t be so self centered THEY DON’T CARE ABOUT A SINGLE AMERICAN FROM BIRTH TO DEATH! THEY REALLY TRULY JUST DON’T CARE! SO DON’T BE SO SELF CENTERED!

William Scanlon
1 month ago

We’re from the government, we’re here to help you. Most feared words ever spoken.

This lawless administration needs impeachment but there is no mechanism to impeach the entire line of succession.

No one seems to be listening to Mike Lindell who has been yelling from the rooftops that the 2020 election was hacked by China. No one’s vote matters, not Democrat or Republican. The results were controlled by the CCP and he has the proof. He spent millions of his own money to put on the Cyber Symposium in Sioux Falls, SD. He showed how it was done. He showed the packet captures from the internet. It seemed like everyone was convinced at least everyone that showed up. But when they got home political inertia ruled. It seems like the majority of people in office don’t want to even consider that possibility. Neither Democrat nor Republican wants to believe that they are in office because the CCP wants them there. Their actual constituents are in Beijing.

Russell
1 month ago

These days the “fox is definitely in charge of the hen house”, and He and They need to be evicted ASAP!!!!!

Frank
1 month ago

Well said!

wesley b headley
1 month ago

At this point, i would applaud a MILITARY TAKEOVER, led by a Captain, as Generals seem to have gone to the other side.. Do wish IKE was here today..

Becky
1 month ago

This Communist administration cares for muslims and hispanics.
Period.

Garye
1 month ago

Article is very good and right on target!!
BEFORE we become the caretaker of the world’s displaced and illegals we MUST take care of OUR Seniors, Veterans, and those struggling with mental impairments!
The are Citizens, who have been neglected by self serving politicians,only consumed with power,money and party !
We the People need to take back America and assist Our Citizens in need!

Karen
1 month ago

I am 80 years old and this inflation is killing me. Social Security doesn’t cut it. Now Biden is promising to raid our savings to pay for his stupid spending agenda. The commies want us to die. Funny, I want them to die too (all of them). And you can kick the as–s of the Republican Turncoats.

D.P.
1 month ago

I hate the title “senior citizen”, as it only succeeds in putting people in boxes, sticking labels on their lapels and showing off a prejudice that belies the fact that people over a certain age still have their brains and bodies….I for one, while way past seventy, still carry a gun, still jog the dog, still jump in the sack with the wife and resent being called “elderly” and I will step up for others in need, without descrimination over age, gender, race or whatever. The government only wants to control you, and only you can keep that from happening….so, if you are “old”, get off your duff, make your presence known, and if you see injustice towards fellow “elders”, fight for them as you would for yourself. When did we become a nation of such weak winers and complainers and dependents…..what happened to the independent, strong voiced American? So if you can’t find work, well start your own company, of “elders” who work for and with you……don’t need a job, then great!, go out there and help the helpless with your extra time and treasure. I.m not wealthy, but I did plan to “retire”on my own terms, and did so with more hinderance than help from the government……just leave me alone, take your hand out of my pocket, and move along. When I get too feeble to fend for myself, I’ll dig my own hole, and go to sleep with the worms……..

Darryl
1 month ago
Reply to  D.P.

Right on. Me too.

Jude
1 month ago

To hell with the current administration in Washington DC, the progressives, the socialists, the communists, and to hell with all of the people in our so-called government and country who allowed it to happen! I do plan to vote in the 2024 election, but I don’t think it’s going to do any good because the Democrats and the DEEP STATE will steal the election again as they did in 2020! People… our government is corrupt, and we’ve allowed it to happen! It sickens me!

Rose
1 month ago
Reply to  Jude

Always vote! I’m currently working in elections for our California governor recall. One of the phone calls was from an elderly gentleman, who was nearly in tears, telling me he wants his vote to count & that many men & women died for us to have this privilege! A humbling reminder.

Barb
1 month ago
Reply to  Rose

Thank you Rose for your service of working in the elections for the recall in California.
We used to live in California but moved out several years ago when we retired. It’s a
shame what’s going on in California. Good luck as I feel you are one of many who are
on the front lines in California. Keep on keeping on.

MIKE FAILLA
1 month ago

This administration cares about only one thing ,ITSELF. It doesnt care who it hurts, tramples on or screws in its insane quest for leftist utopia and power over any and all. It will spend millions in giveaways but not one cent to cure the social security issue they created by looting it. Do you really think they care? What the hell, sooner or later you are going to die so why should they worry about, the seniors of this country?

Barb
1 month ago
Reply to  MIKE FAILLA

Just want to mention Mike that thousands of seniors died during the covid attack and all of those
social security payments should have stopped going out; but there are many more folks retiring and requesting social security so perhaps it all keeps going on. But, I worked hard and put in my two cents worth for years so that I would have social security when I retired and I agree with you on the fact that the government looted it and hasn’t paid it back into the trust fund. I now wonder who is putting into the social security fund as so many are refusing to work because of hand out money from the government. What a mess.

Carol
1 month ago

Leftist just USE people to steal what they want! They don’t care about anyone, especially the elderly that they think are wasting space on the planet. Remember Obama saying just give grandma a pill back in the Obamacare days? Anyone who can’t be manipulated by leftist don’t mean anything to them. You see this all thru history! Masses of innocent folks die of famine and violence when the left get stronger.

Ruth Pierce
1 month ago

Good article, AMAC. None of this information regarding the Taliban trying to take over Afghanistan surprises me. Joe Biden is not fit to lead our country! I don’t mean to sound close-minded on this issue, but I have witnessed Biden talking about this and that for many years, and, in reality, not saying anything. Now that he’s president of the United States I fear that he will systematically take away several of our liberties!!

Wanda
1 month ago

This country is vamping up for a Revolution as it did in 1776….what remains is how many of us have the balls to fight for our freedoms or have we all become snowflakes who want the government to take care of us. Remember, government have been taking care of people for decades…6 million Jews murdered by Hitler, Turkey 1.5 million Armenians, Soviet Union, 20 million dissidents, China 20 million political dissidents, Guatemala 100,000 Mayan Indians, Uganda 300,000 Christians, Cambodia one million educated people….and the list goes on. If you think that this bunch of communists in charge would not do the same to you, think again….they would. The ONLY thing keeping them from genocide of the Christians, the elderly, the disabled to include children are that we are able to keep our guns….this is why we will NEVER surrender them. As Samuel Adams stated in a speech on August 1, 1776….”If you love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animating contest of freedom — go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen”.

MIKE FAILLA
1 month ago
Reply to  Wanda

As true on august 1 1776 as it is today.

Darryl
1 month ago
Reply to  Wanda

The Declaration of Independence:

But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.-

CoNMTX
1 month ago

The Godless socialists in power do not care about any part of humanity. All they want to do is complete their goal by 2030 according to the WEF and it’s leader Claus Schwab. They want to to establish a one-world government and get America into it. Read Saul Alinsky’s book about how to make a nation socialist in 8 steps. Five of these steps are already firmly planted in America.

J. Farley
1 month ago

The Ex-Governor of Colorado Dick Lamn Said what most Democrats, think old people have a Duty to Die. I guess because its easier to get you to vote for Democrats.

MariaRose
1 month ago
Reply to  J. Farley

Whenever I hear that type of thinking–old people have a duty to die–I remember that those saying that sentiment has totally ignored the fact that someday they will age out too.

Louise Albertson
1 month ago
Reply to  J. Farley

Wait until Dick Lamn’s time comes, he may wish he showed some common sense. Can’t blame me on the mess is Washington, I knew it was going to happen and I VOTED FOR DONALD TRUMP.
LCA, NY

curtis
1 month ago

I believe this article hole heartly. We are going to hell if this keeps up. I don’t really feel this administration cares about the people at all. You don’t hear from Harris or Biden unless its photo ops. or they tell you what they are going to do without listening to the people. They don’t care.

PaulE
1 month ago

Seniors are NOT the demographic this administration cares about, because they do NOT vote Democrat (Socialist) in overwhelming numbers. This by the way is true in most Socialist regimes around the world. So Democrats here are simply mirroring their counter-parts elsewhere. Seniors are generally viewed as a segment of society that consumes more government resources than they generate to keep the government happy. So seniors are generally a neglected demographic group.

The demographic group Socialists in this country are most interested in is the young, illiterate illegals that they are importing into the country as fast as they can. They are transporting members of this group to various red states as fast as they can to change the voting outcomes for all future elections. This demographic is already accustomed to socialism, so they are more easily controllable, easier to manipulate and will accept less in return from the government.

Rachel
1 month ago
Reply to  PaulE

You are on target, The Dems really do not like Seniors. We usually vote or the other party and call the Dems out on all of their lies. We will need to stick together and fend for ourselves.

Philip Hammersley
1 month ago
Reply to  Rachel

Because we have seen the FAILURE of Marxism in China, Russia, and Cuba and the FAILURE of socialism in Hitler’s Germany and Venezuela!

VikkiC
1 month ago
Reply to  Rachel

It’s a shame they don’t consider their “elderly” comrades in Congress the same way. Quite a few of them have one foot in the grave, and the other on a banana peel…and they have no compunction about lying, just like their younger comrades lie. Pelosi, Feinstein, Schumer, Sanders, Leahy come to mind, to name just a few…

Max
1 month ago
Reply to  PaulE

As usual, you hit nail on the head.

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