Social Security Changes and Age Discrimination in Hiring

I don’t know what to believe about anything I read or hear in the media, whether it be “social” or otherwise.  But it’s clear that there are some changes coming, and that there must be.  Face it.  There are not enough people paying in to the social security system to support the outflow.  That’s statistical reality folks.  Even if every young person working today gave up all of their paycheck, it wouldn’t be enough to support the current outflow. Add to that, the paychecks sent overseas, and you get the point.

Now, I don’t mind change.  But here’s an idea.  If there is income from another source coming in, such as retirement (military or otherwise), then I think social security could be adjusted accordingly.  How?  No clue.  Not my job.

And I know, “WE WORKED OUR WHOLE LIVES FOR THIS MONEY!”  I get that.  I did too.  But there isn’t a big old warehouse full of money.  It’s the money coming IN that pays the newly entitled social security recipients…like a Ponzi scheme.  If the money coming in doesn’t satisfy money going out, the whole thing collapses.  Don’t believe me?  Ask Bernie Madoff.

So something has to be done.  That’s our reality.

BUT if social security and other benefits for the aging are increasingly cut and age discrimination in hiring is allowed to continue, then we have a whole new entitlement group pulling on the existing WELFARE STATE.  That kind of defeats the purpose of revamping social security, now doesn’t it?

Everybody knows older people are discriminated against every single day in hiring; yet nobody wants to realize the emperor is naked.  Elderly employees are overlooked for promotions, payed wages much less than their younger counterparts, and thats IF they can get hired.  NOT easy to do.  So it really pisses me off when I hear more talk from the wealthy about cutting benefits for the aging, when the talking heads either condone or outright support and/or participate in age discrimination.

Pay attention to what’s coming down the pike.  Here’s another opportunity for a grand scheme that ultimately hurts the population.  How much are YOU paying for health care?  I rest my case.

Checking in

Hi folks.  I haven’t written much lately.  You know, you go through times when you think you don’t have anything to say anyway…at least I do.  And then there are times when I do have something to say but I’m an introvert, so I don’t find it necessary to make noise come out of my head all of the time.  Anyway,  it’s hard to know where to start these days, with everything going on in the world to which we have access.  And then there’s the media slant.

I’m loving the pictures of Donald Trump, for example.  ALL photographs depict him with his face scrunched up or have him looking REAL mean…which I LOVE.  Makes me laugh out loud.  Point is, liberal media will not ever publish a good photo of him because, well, they despise him.

But you know, the smooth-brains won’t get the subliminal nuances and will just think he’s mean.  CLEARLY there’s more to him than meanness, but back to the smooth-brains.  I am smart enough to see the manipulations and actually get a kick out of them.  But it frightens me to think that this stuff actually influences my future.  I’m watching the candidates with an eye to who is pulling their strings, funding their OWN agendas, mastering the puppets.  Now that’s scary.

I have to laugh at what I imagine to be the Politically Correct knee-jerk reactions to Trump’s outlandish rhetoric.  Point is, it’s just enjoyable to hear somebody who isn’t answering to someone’s wallet, somebody with audacity and somebody who says exactly what we say when we are not on stage…well not always, but you get my drift.  Translation: I despise political correctness.

I read a lot of news online and see accompanying photographs, and I can’t help but notice how much of the time my back-of-the-mind-cut is, “I wonder how much of this I can believe?”  Now that’s a shame.  I can’t look at a single photograph without wondering whether or not it’s been photoshopped.

Ah, I remember the good old days (violins please) when a newspaper was a NEWS paper.  It had the news, just that.  And it was a big paper, not a placemat sized junk publication with mostly ads and the rest so slanted you couldn’t rest a round object on it.  We could trust that the media were sure their facts were accurate and what they published was true.  Now, I fish out the crossword puzzle and chuck the rest.  Wish they wouldn’t drop it on my lawn anyway; I don’t pay for it.  But hey, free crossword puzzle.

But printed news isn’t news anymore like it used to be.  Hmmm, I wonder how much of that was really true.

SEE WHAT I MEAN?  Check you later.