BY RHONDA GLASS — Here is another great reason to vote in November folks. The Associated Press just announced on October 10, 2010, that the Government will not give our seniors a cost of living increase with their Social Security income benefits – again!
How is that for the Democrats looking out for our seniors? It isn’t the Republicans; it’s the Democrats who hold a majority in both houses. Yes, Hawaii’s very own United States Senator Daniel Inouye and Congresswoman Mazie Hirono, who gave themselves nice raises this past year, are supporting this action – as usual. Social Security coffers are going bankrupt, yet somehow there is extra money available to stuff into the pockets of these bureaucrats. Does anyone else see something wrong with this picture?
It is becoming more and more obvious that the current administration intends to further its insidious agenda by targeting the most vulnerable among us, while at the same time following the advice of Karl Marx: accuse the other guy of doing what you are doing yourself.
Please go to the polls, and when you do, keep in mind who has been in Washington for years, deciding who “deserves” a decent livelihood and who does not. It’s time for some real hope and change! Your vote does count.
Rhonda Glass is a resident of Kahului