BOHEMIA, NY, Oct 5 – Seniors are worried that their children and grandchildren will suffer as a result of America’s financial crisis and they want the presidential candidates to address the issue now, according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens.
“Can you blame us for feeling depressed and anxious after the Federal Reserve tells us that American families have lost nearly 40% of their net worth over the past four years? Meanwhile, the unemployment rate lingers at historically high levels, we’re not creating enough jobs to go around and those who do have jobs are making less money. Combine that with the fact that each day more families fall into poverty and become dependent on food stamps and other government assistance programs,” Weber said.
Older Americans are also concerned about the future of Social Security and Medicare, he noted. “Mismanagement threatens the future of these non-entitlement programs for our children and grandchildren and they need to be fixed now. But they are not going to get fixed if our elected officials twiddle their thumbs and try to foist on us ill-conceived do-gooder programs like ObamaCare.”
“That’s a lot of doom and gloom to be dealing with, but the next president of the United States will need to deal with it or this country, as we know it, will not survive. And so, we call on President Obama and his challenger, Mitt Romney, to present their plans for reform and recovery in clear and concise language. They must do it soon because the ultimate presidential election survey is coming up fast on November 6 when we all go to the polls to cast our ballots.”
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