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Since: Jun 11

Tampa

#21 Jul 23, 2012
No one made you the bad guy. But you did not offer solutions. Telling people to go to the Government for help is not what this thread is about.
honesty

Chicago, IL

#22 Aug 22, 2012
ben there wrote:
<quoted text>Ok next question. You going to take care of your old sick auntee? She doesn't get any help because some Politician got rid of every thing . You going to step up? She is only an Aunt after all.
I am not real sure what answer you are looking for on here the question was "would you care for your grand parents/parens when social security is gone" and everyone has answered you. Now you are wanting to know what you are suppose to do since you have no one. Mam it is not a quetion we as the general public can give to you. The answer is simple in ways for one ss is not running out anytime soon there are programs to help people such as yourserlf in every community you just have to know where and who.
It is not anyone on heres fault the circumstances you are in anymore than it is your fault for those who have a lot less than you. It is however up to you to make the changes of your circumstnces now not next year.
I just feel you are leading from one thing to another looking for the answer you want and mam it is not on a ciomputer with a bunch of faceless peopl.

Since: Jun 11

Tampa

#23 Sep 1, 2012
I don't think you get the point. This was suppose to be a discussion about what would happen "if" SS Medicare and all the rest go away. Mamma isn't asking any one to help her. She is asking if the younger people in this country will step up and care for older relatives even if its an Aunt or Uncle.I have seen a couple people who grasped the topic and are on the right path. Government help is not the Answer. Seniors who are on SS are tired of being told they are taking hand outs.We worked and paid in to those programs also. Some people lost all there retirement savings to high medical bills.That doesn't make us less as people. We don't want to be victims of genocide because the people we supported, put through college and in general helped all their lives don't want to be saddled with an old relative.No one is asking you for any thing other than using your brain to think about what if.
BooHoo

Elmwood Park, IL

#24 Sep 1, 2012
What if I could fly?
Honesty

Chicago, IL

#25 Sep 4, 2012
jimdy the problem is that most have answered the orginal question and honestly but mamma keeps adding to it. If as the parents we raised our children with respect and honor then yes they will take care of us... if as children we were taught the same the YES we will take care of our parents and grandparents. NOT one person has said it isnt their problem.
I am aware that our generation of parents has spoiled their children rotten and they believe society owes them everything.... so honestly I doubt most of them will take care of a dog much less their parents/grandparents. As for the government hand outs my generation knows that is not true... the ones who are saying hand out are the ones that as parents our generation spoiled rotten giving them everything. The ones who are getting a government check because they are obese drunk on drugs or somewhat slow... these are the ones who need to get jobs and put back into society not the ones who are over 65 or honestly truely ill. I DO NOT AGREE WITH OBESITY DRUNKS DRUGS OR ADD/ADHD PEOPLE LLIVING OFF THE SS BENEFITS.

Since: Jun 11

Tampa

#26 Sep 6, 2012
Honesty its called a discussion.You do have me confused. The people who you say will step are the people who will need the help. You seem to be saying the younger generation won't. That is a problem for your age group as I see it. Mamma was trying to raise awareness. In a discussion ideas are discussed and the main topic is added to. No one takes or places blame. I am sure she was not aware, herself ,that some areas of this state don't understand that principle.Those of us well over 60 are in the habit of sitting down and having talks. It appears the next generation doesn't get the concept.
Honesty

Chicago, IL

#27 Sep 6, 2012
jimdy
I agree mama was trying to raise awareness about this and it is greatly apprecaited but you cant take the answers and keep adding to the situation when it has been answered. It only makes it worse. That is what I was getting at.
As for my generaation of parents I personally do not need to worry as I did raise my children with respect and values so most likely they will help IF my times comes for that.
It is not our genereation that will suffer when we are older it is however our children who I fear will suffer this. They are the ones who SS wont be there for due to so many who are taking advantage of it now. We have more on SS/disablity than we do actually holding down jobs. You can get a check from the govenrment for ADD/ADHD or PTSD or Obese or Drugs/Alcohol.... the next generation is very lazy and spoiled. Meaning the ones under 30. To many parents felt the child needed everything and as such that is what they got without earning it. Now the ones who are in their 30's and yes 40's who have created those children are the ones that will hurt.

Since: Jun 11

Tampa

#28 Sep 6, 2012
Grammar police wrote:
I don't see how I'm the bad guy in all this, but oh well. I offered up several solutions to problems that everyone seems to want to overlook. What do you want me to do, take her in myself? I'm busting my butt at multiple jobs to take care of my own family, two parents, two kids in college, etc. I can't save the world. I'm done with this subject.
Your suggestions are to rely on the Government? Any thing else? The premise was IF SS and the government based insurance is gone. What will people like Mamma, who have no children left, do?I really am surprised that small town America isn't getting in to survivor mode and making plans for the future.I think the younger generation just assumes we will all die off before Romney ruins whats left of the economy. Sad really. Thank you Mamma for raising awareness of this issue..I see some on here are actually making plans and doing some thing about the future of their loved ones.I have seen this discussion in several Topix sites in various States. It seems that the Ozarks have a better grasp on this than the rest of the country. They are formulating plans to take care of entire towns.Not just ones own parents.
Honesty

Chicago, IL

#29 Sep 8, 2012
Damn what do you want... people are telling you they have plans and yes taken care of their futures... I have and know its there... but I agree with grammer what do you people want? It is not my problem that others did not could not or just flat would not think ahead of the here and now. THAT IS THEIR fault PERIOD. Taking care of ones family means just that THE FAMILY not ever dam stranger on the street who refuses to do what should have been done years ago.
I do

Oxford, OH

#30 Nov 13, 2012
mamma wrote:
<quoted text>The question was ,When they take away SS and Medicare/ Medicade. I'm forced to take the government help now. I wasn't saying I have nothing now.I sold our home. The car is gone. I'm not starving. My question from the beginning is did we "All" raise our kids to step up and care for our seniors in time of need?I see a lot of people still supporting their adult kids , lay offs have affected the whole country. Will those kids support the seniors when the load hits the fan?
After my dad passed away that meant Moms income decreased drastically. She stayed alone with the help of the children as long as she could be independent. Now she is staying in my home for the past 2 years. She has medicare and a very expensive supplement plan that covers everything that medicare doesnt pay. She has to pay most of her small income for meds. I have no time for me but I would not trade it for money . I love taking care of my mother. I truly honor and respect that she and dad raised 6 children .There are times when I wish my sibblings would give me a small break . Yes I would take someone in that was not a relative and had no one!

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