On the Upbeat, Positively Carolan

Lifetime Pay = Entitled !!

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YES, 3 years ago they wanted to turn OUR Social Security over to Wall Street! Who you might ask — why the rude & rotten Republicans of course!! And wait a minute, smirking Speaker Ryan I just checked the current number of Social Security beneficiaries (our official title) 61 million (!) individuals, happy to get increases, but managing ok!

Now picture no more monthly checks — how many of the 61 million could say, “Oh well, no problem” ? But how many of us would shortly be without a place to live — need to beg, borrow & steal food — sleep on park benches? Yes, inflate the homeless in every city by perhaps thousands!

Not a pretty picture, is it, Speaker Ryan?! Well then, get off your totally insane chain of thoughts, don’t keep us sweating, swearing, panicking !! Just make the 2 changes that will keep Social Security — the most successful US program ever — valid now & way into the future!!

NOTE: Feel free to copy and/or share  this post far & wide, as when we all know that we are 61 million STRONG, we are in an excellent position against Speaker Ryan & all of his Rabid Repubs — agreed?!

 

Full of Fear

Two years ago Rabid Repubs had all of us “65 and Over” Americans full of fear that they would grab our Social Security away from us. And now Speaker Ryan — who doesn’t seem to speak a lot, is inferring the same.

He plots how to devastate, wreck, do away with what he apparently views as his personal problem — many millions of us men & women age 65 & up who are dependent on the most successful program conceived by President Roosevelt in 1935 (my birth year)!

Well, we the millions are here to tell Ryan & everyone the problem has an easy solution:

1. Pay back the cash that has been borrowed from OUR Social Security fund.

2: Raise the income level at which SS contributions begin.

3: Reopen the many SS offices that have been callously closed!

And now We the Millions are judging & timing, Speaker Ryan & Rabid Repubs — NOT lying down & dying!

GOT IT ?!    AND WITH ME?!

Please click below for more excellent information to read & share:
National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare

November 20, 2014 · Today’s #ThrowbackThursday is pretty simple: #SocialSecurity is YOUR money.

Question …

Yesterday on facebook someone asked the question,
Who ordered the racism?

I thought a bit & then here was — & is still — my answer …

The Rabid Republicans, the BIG money behind them & Trump shouting “Go at it!” at every “rally” & following free-for-all in every state across the country — that’s who stirred up quiescent racism — & who should be exhibited as the lawless monsters that they are!!

And you can quote me!
Carolan Gladden

Pass This ON!

We the People say to Speaker Ryan, “Get your hands off the retirement cushion each of us & our employers funded for ourselves in our lifetime of work! We depend on that monthly stipend.

“I know that if you grab it away, Speaker Ryan — even with your good-for-Wall-Street privatizing scheme !! — my savings could support me for maybe 5 years, after which I DIE a horrible death who knows where because I have no place to live, no food to nourish me, no more Kaiser (non-profit) health insurance! All of this due to your lack of logic & caring about the millions of us seniors — get with it, Speaker Ryan?!”

Note: “Yes, Speaker Ryan, Brian Wilkinson on facebook asked how many died before they collected Social Security, as if the government pockets their money. However, you no doubt know that is not the case. No, when we die our spouse and children could be eligible for benefits based on our earnings.”images

 

Worked every day …

After meeting with President Barack Obama, President-elect Donald Trump appears to have reversed his position on repealing Obamacare.

Trump Just Announced He Will Not Repeal Obamacare

Sounds good — but now keep going, Mr President-elect! Like a real human being — assure the millions of us seniors that you know we worked every day of our lives for our Social Security — it is NOT an entitlement!

And all it needs to remain viable forever is to slightly increase the income level where SS deductions start! Oh & also return the amount that Congress has “borrowed” from the fund, which is elementary!!

Please, please, please, please, please, please, please please!

NOTE: No matter your age or need of Social Security, please copy & share far & wide this ultra serious plea!

 

Writers on Writing

“Those who write are writers. Those who wait are waiters.”
— A. Lee Martinez

“Anyone who says writing is easy isn’t doing it right.”
— Amy Joy

“Writing is its own reward.”
–- Henry Miller

“If I waited until I felt like writing, I’d never write at all.”
— Anne Tyler

“One doesn’t choose to become a writer. One is just born that way.”
— Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”
— Benjamin Franklin

“Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen.”
— Willa Cather

 “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
 — Ernest Hemingway

“I think all writing is a disease. You can’t stop it.”
— William Carlos Williams

“I always start writing with a clean piece of paper and a dirty mind.”
— Patrick Dennis

“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.”
— William Wordsworth

“Writing is a struggle against silence.”
— Carlos Fuentes

“A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.”
— Richard Bach

“Was it only by dreaming or writing that I could find out what I thought?”
— Joan Didion

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who and Why?

This morning I posted the below piece on facebook — why? It’s the day before perhaps the most important election in 20th Century American history! And maybe you will be curious why I am rather specific and definitely negative about one of our Presidential candidates? I will include reasons after you read the post, ok?

Donald J. Trump = The most confused & confusing American male who ever aimed his lifelong methods of getting what he craved, up & down the strangest roundabout path imaginable! What he has applied in his presidential quest includes fakery, dishonesty, pretending, covering up, making money by charging our country (his utmost goal) & by violence any way he can get people fighting each other!

And the only future plans he proposes are to eliminate Social Security (sure to result in millions of deaths which is fine with him) & to build new pay-to-drive roads around the country (eliminating the majority of us!) And yes many have already cast ballots for this creature, but for those who have not, DO NOT DO SO & share this very serious plea! Thank you very much!

FACTS TO FACE  …
From “The Making of Donald Trump” by David Cay Johnston in July, 2016

  • Just 2 years out of college, Donald was sued by the federal government.
  • Two of Donald’s mottoes:
    “Always get even,” and “Hit back harder than you were hit.”
  • Donald hired notorious lawyer Roy Cohn to sue the federal government over the claims of racial bias of the Trumps and other apartment house operators. Donald & his father owned 14,000 apartments in Brooklyn and historically rented to Blacks just 36 apartments in 2 buildings!
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Last Words …

I just posted the below piece on facebook — why? It’s the day before perhaps the most important election in 20th Century American history! And maybe you will be curious why I am rather specific and definitely negative about one of  our Presidential candidates? I will include reasons after you read the post, ok?

Donald J. Trump = The most confused & confusing American male who ever aimed his lifelong methods of getting what he craved, up & down the strangest roundabout path imaginable! What he has applied in his presidential quest includes fakery, dishonesty, pretending, covering up, making money by charging our country (his utmost goal) & by violence any way he can get people fighting each other!

And the only future plans he proposes are to eliminate Social Security (sure to result in millions of deaths which is fine with him) & to build new pay-to-drive roads around the country (eliminating the majority of us!) And yes many have already cast ballots for this creature, but for those who have not, DO NOT DO SO & share this very serious plea! Thank you very much!

FBI Against Hillary

This is the absolute most appalling and un-American act ever perpetrated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation! That is, since the “good old days” of J.Edgar Hoover — who FBI employees know well made a mockery of the organization & destroyed reputations of an infinite number of individuals

It sounds like the current crop is on its way, led loosely by James Comey — who himself must find framing the next President of the United States great FUN!! It’s time for public apologies and then resignations or dismissals of everyone in the FBI or anywhere else in government who has tainted Hillary Rodham Clinton’s candidacy — got it!?
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See entire story on facebook — sorry, it won’t transfer here.

 

Yes of Course

hillary-clinton-9251306-2-402Yes, I’m Endorsing Hillary, with signs in my windows.
And  of course Voting for her.
And here’s why …

(1) I managed a database of 500 volunteers in her ’08 primary   campaign in San Diego.
(2) I created/distributed the Hillary bookmark.
(3) I observed her work ethic & great interaction with the community.
(4) I met her personally (whee!) with follow-up from her office.
(5) I received a personal thank you!

Bottom line: Hillary will be an incredible President for our country!

Be sure to VOTE NOV.  8th   (or earlier if allowed)!