Social Security and Medicare: Welfare?

March 7th, 2011

By Tom Carter Now and again someone opines to the effect that Social Security is welfare and should be subject to changes (usually cuts) like any other welfare program. Sometimes Medicare is mentioned in the same “welfare” breath as Social Security.  These are popular topics in the current economic climate because government spending obviously has […]


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For the Greater Good

April 2nd, 2010

By Larry Ennis My mother and I share the dubious distinction of both being senior citizens, her at 90 and me at 70. Both of us receive Social Security and Medicare. We are both concerned about what our status will be under the new health care law. As more information emerges it’s beginning to appear […]


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Feeling the Pain

March 25th, 2009

I feel wiped out. And it’s not from the flu. It’s from the financial news. Several people I know lost their families’ life savings that were invested with Wall Street wizard Bernie Madoff. My bank, which has been on a buying spree of failing financial firms, was insured by AIG. Not long ago, the president […]


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