That's right. The leaders of this country think I'm old, and so do the rest of the people. I think I'm old too. Two weeks ago today was my 70th birthday. For a month or more before that date, I fretted about it. Never before had a pending birthday had such an effect on me. It was the age of my younger son that always bothered me. This year my own birthday worry came first. Then it got here, and I was just a day older. The worry about my age flew out the window. Then I remembered the older son was going to be 49 (he'll never admit it) two days later, and the younger one would be 46 eleven days after that. I can't believe our sons are that old!
Now to get back to the purpose of this blog. One day this week I read an opinion article where the writer was complaining because seniors who collect Social Security payments may receive an additional $250. It was her opinion that the extra money would be more wisely spent on young people who have more need for it. Evidently she felt that all seniors are financially well off.
I have news for her. Seniors aren't on schedule to receive a vaccine for the H1N1 flu. (Did I hear that we aren't as likely to come down with the flu?) Many older seniors have conditions which could be aggravated and perhaps deadly if they do come down with the H1N1 flu. I'm sure the writer of the article would think it appropriate if a bunch of us got sick with the flu and died. That way the precious $250 might go to someone younger who she thinks is more "needy".