Seniors

The Republican budget is a gift to billionaires: it's Robin Hood in reverse
by Bernie Sanders
16 Oct 2017 at 11:17pm
Donald Trump and Republican leaders claim their plan would provide a ?big league? tax cut for the middle class. Nothing could be further from the truth<p>After failing to pass a ?healthcare? bill that would have thrown up to 32 million Americans off of health insurance, a bill that was more unpopular ?

Another Obama Decision Reversed? Now It?s About Food Safety.
by By Suzy Khimm
16 Oct 2017 at 11:16pm
WASHINGTON ? Citing President Donald Trump's calls for deregulation, Republican lawmakers and the chicken industry are aggressively lobbying to speed up poultry inspection lines ? a change the Obama administration had rejected after warnings it would endanger workers and increase food contamination.<p>?

There's a hospital ship waiting for sick Puerto Ricans -- but no one knows ho...
by By Leyla Santiago and Mallory Simon, CNN
16 Oct 2017 at 11:08pm
<b>San Juan, Puerto Rico (CNN) ?</b> Sammy Rolon is living in a makeshift clinic set up at a school. He has cerebral palsy and epilepsy and is bedridden. He's waiting for surgery that was scheduled before Hurricane Maria smashed into Puerto Rico. Now, he can't even get the oxygen he needs.<p>There is help ?

Inside the ?adult day-care center?: How aides try to control and coerce Trump
by Ashley Parker, Greg Jaffe
16 Oct 2017 at 11:01pm
WASHINGTON ? During the campaign, when President Donald Trump?s team wanted him to stop talking about a certain issue ? such as when he attacked a ?

Ben Bernanke Is Worried, Maybe We Should Be
by Robert Samuelson
16 Oct 2017 at 10:50pm
Ben Bernanke is worried ? and perhaps we should be, too.<p>As chairman of the Federal Reserve from 2006 to 2014, it was Bernanke, along with others, who ?

California fires turn shelters into extended homes
by By SUDHIN THANAWALA
16 Oct 2017 at 10:37pm
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) ? Barking dogs, loud snorers and a woman who appears to have dementia crying out every night. Trying to sleep on a cot in a shelter for fire evacuees is not easy.<p>Nicole Lonefight had spent her nights at a Red Cross shelter on fairgrounds in Sonoma County after flames ?

Why Race Is Not a Thing, According to Genetics
by National Geographic
16 Oct 2017 at 10:06am
Scientists are unlocking the secrets to how we?re all related?to each other and to the species that came before us.<p>Today, scientists routinely map the genomes of the long dead, from Neanderthals to medieval kings. What they?re finding out, says British geneticist Adam Rutherford in <i>A Brief History</i> ?

5 ways you can get more money in retirement
by Chuck Saletta, The Motley Fool
15 Oct 2017 at 8:44pm

If President Trump Is Cognitively Impaired, How Will We Know?
by Jason Karlawish, Contributor
15 Oct 2017 at 7:02pm
President Donald Trump describes reports that Secretary of State Rex Tillersen called him a ?moron? as ?fake news.? To disprove the claim ? if in fact Tillerson did say it ? Trump wants them to compare IQ tests.<p>President Trump is right to be upset. ?Moron? is a stigmatizing and insulting term ?

Here are the best and worst states for senior healthcare
by Maurie Backman, The Motley Fool
15 Oct 2017 at 6:52pm
If there's one aspect of retirement that tends to worry working Americans and seniors alike, it's the need to cover the cost of healthcare. After all, you can keep your housing expenses down by living in a modest house, and shave money off your food bills by clipping coupons and dining at home. But ?

Retirees: 4 ways you can start planning for possible tax law changes now
by Robert Powell, Special for USA TODAY
13 Oct 2017 at 4:23pm

Social Security benefits set for modest increase
by The Christian Science Monitor
13 Oct 2017 at 4:17pm
The average beneficiary should expect to see about a $25 monthly increase next year, to account for the rising cost of living.<p>October 13, 2017 ?

Trump?s latest attack on Obamacare violates his oath to uphold Constitution
by Steven Rosenfeld, Alternet
13 Oct 2017 at 3:29pm
Trump is now crossing the lines set by conservatives for removal from office<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>President Trump?s executive order Thursday to sabotage the Affordable Care Act ? aka Obamacare ? is crossing a new legal threshold that could become part of a growing list of ?

A Zillionaire?s Solution: Tax the Rich and Save the Economy
by By NICK HANAUER
11 Oct 2017 at 8:43pm
The Republican tax plan is a scam that won?t create jobs, contrary to what Trump says.<p>The Republican tax plan is a scam?a massive and destructive financial giveaway masquerading as pro-growth tax reform. Which is why our first response must be to demand not one penny of tax cuts for big ?

Here?s Where Your Tax Dollars for ?Defense? Are Really Going
by William D. Hartung
11 Oct 2017 at 8:38pm
William D. HartungThe Pentagon?s spending is a scandal of epic proportions.The post Here?s Where Your Tax Dollars for ?Defense? Are Really Going ?