The 80 Something Club by Philip A. Farruggio

by Philip A. Farruggio
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
November 15, 2010

[revised and replaced Mar. 16, 2011]

You can catch them Tuesdays at rush hour in my town of Port Orange. One of the four still has the strength and vigor to stand with his protest sign. The other three have had to resort to bringing folding chairs. Still, what a testimonial to our crazy, apathetic times when 80+ year olds dominate the ranks of progressive protest. Walt arrives the earliest. He is 81 and looks like William Holden would have looked at this age: tall, with wavy white hair that twists with the wind. Walt has spent over 55 years as an activist…. Continue reading

Kucinich: It is Imperative that Congress Provide for our Nation’s Seniors

by Congressman Dennis Kucinich
Washington, Oct 11, 2010

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today made the following statement, calling upon Congress to serve members of our community who rely on Social Security and their Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA):

“Not withstanding the analysis by the Bureau of Labor Statistics that price changes do not warrant the traditional adjustment in Social Security payments, it is imperative that Congress act to provide means to our nation’s seniors who rely upon their Social Security checks for everything from food and rent to medication.

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