posted on Sep, 14 2012 @ 02:13 PM
My old dad had to go back to work this week. Inflation is going to put him and so many others in the grave!
Dad retired last year after surviving in the last few years a heart attack, bladder cancer and prostate cancer. Heck- he still went to work while he
was doing chemo and radiation! But when he finally reached full retirement age last year he finally said he was tired and ready to pull out of the rat
race. After watching him go through all kinds of surgeries, procedures and treatments (more coming soon) I was awash with relief.
Dad also has asbestosis, mesothelioma, and needs another stint in his heart and his leg. He can barely walk across a room without getting out of
breath. And now he has had to go back to work! So many people gripe about baby boomers sucking up our resources with Social Security and Medicare, but
now a lot of them are having to go back to work full time (which means no more SS cuz you can't make over around $14K and keep SS and Medicare).
Why are they going back to work? They can't afford to live on it! Inflation is getting so bad that after paying their Medicare and supplement
premiums, deductibles and copays and paying their utilities, car note and insurance they can barely afford groceries and gas. And then come property
taxes and upkeep, car repairs and other necessities (laundry soap, toilet paper, etc,). A lot of them can't afford the luxury of retirement!
It makes me so friggin' mad that the people who worked hard to make this country who should be able to enjoy their old age for a few years before
they die are now resigning themselves to the fact that they're just going to have to work until they drop over dead! And as the price of medicine,
food, gas, etc. keep going up and up more and more of our seniors are going to have to go back to work. It ain't fair!