I noticed today, on my way out of Ocean Beach, that the ARCO station has, once again, raised the cost of gasoline over last weeks price. I noticed today, while shopping at Ralphs, the cost of meat has gone up over what it was last week.
I noticed today, while paying for my medications, that the cost has gone up since the last time I had the same prescription filled. I noticed today, while shopping at Henry’s, the cost of fruit and veggies have gone up since last week.
I noticed today, and yesterday, and the day before, while reading the newspaper, that the “fat cats” are still getting huge pensions and are still able to keep their life style the same as it was two years ago.
I noticed on television, while trying not to listen to the paid commercials of the politicians, that Meg Whitman purchased a very expensive yacht; airplanes, etc.
I noticed, again while watching television, that we probably are going to get a new Charger Stadium – bigger, I presume, than the one that we currently have that can’t be filled; that will always have the local games blacked out because tickets will cost more, and there will not be sellout crowds. And, although the Mayor has said that there would not be a new stadium built until the community voted on it, the new stadium will be tied into rehabilitation monies for the downtown area and it will be a “done deal.”
I think that we are adding to the population of the homeless people, particularly here in San Diego. Why?
I noticed today, while watching the national news, that, for the second year in a row, recipients of Social Security will not be receiving a cost of living raise. So, in spite of all necessities of life costing more, we, the “old” people of San Diego – and the nation, for that matter, will have even less income to spend; our recreational activities, albeit watching the Chargers on television, will be significantly curtailed and any viable income will be spent just in trying to “get by.”
What is it about our legislative bodies that fail to see what role the elderly have played in the making of the nation? One does not have to have many brains to figure out if all of the necessities of life are costing more and Social Security payments remain the same, a new burden will placed on those financial establishments that have to care for the elderly. And who pays for those new costs?
Baby Boomers – your time is approaching rapidly. What are you going to do for monies? Those of us that had money in 401K accounts had tried to plan for the future but even that was a bust through no fault of out own. Boredom, and hunger, are a terrible way to die.