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We can preserve Social Security benefits for generations of Americans without privatizing this important program.

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Social Security Reform

They have found an answer for social security
Put them in a nursing home, no liability
Medicaid and medicare will probably have to pay
Then they'll only live a year or two and become their prey
The nursing home corporations, will get rich
And the social security payments, they can ditch
Who's powerful enough to point a finger at them
Some politicians is where it all will stem
The corporations make large contributions
Giving social security great solutions
Let's change the laws and cap health care liabilty
And hurt the care in nursing homes, supposed to be tranquilty
I guess when people get old, they don't need a voice
After all it's not their own, it's the goverments choice!

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Despite the state of denial exhibited by most Democrats, Americans all across the nation acknowledge that changes are necessary to preserve Social Security for today's younger workers.

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Currently, more than 4.7 million African Americans receive Social Security benefits, and nearly 8 million people with disabilities depend on Social Security for their daily sustenance.

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However, the Administration's plan to privatize Social Security will undermine retirement security for all Americans by cutting guaranteed benefits by more than 40 percent, and risky private accounts won't make up for the loss of benefits for millions of Americans.

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A Poem Can Be Written While Waiting For The World To Go By

A poem can be written while waiting for the world to go by
In silence
Resting
Sitting on a curb with the wind at one’s back
While going to help a daughter
Who has just had a daughter of her own-

A poem can be written now
As I sit here and rest
Before resuming a walk
To meet the dream of a lifetime
Come true.

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Don't reserve the wealth for generations

If a person happens
to acquire wealth by RIGHTFUL means,
he should be generous to take food
- generated by ploughing his land
by oxen - with many guests and relatives!

However alert,
Wealth may not stay with one person with partiality,
It will move from person to person like a cart wheel!

(naalatiyaar - aRaththuppaal - selvam nilaiyaamai 2)

Hence, don't reserve the wealth for generations,
Help and utilise for charity, feed guests and relatives!

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Can One Write A Poem For Someone No Longer Here

CAN ONE WRITE A POEM FOR SOMEONE NO LONGER HERE?

Can one write a poem for someone no longer here?
Can it mean anything?
Can it help in anyway?

The quiet modest woman
Who suddenly died last week
Will never take into her hands another seed or branch
Will never tenderly find a place to plant yet again
Another new tree for our communal garden.

All who knew her
Will miss her for as long
As we can feel
How she unasked
Brought so much Beauty
Into our world.

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No Benefits For You to Reap

You willfully played the wrong ones cheap.
The dangling carrot you chased,
Had no benefits for you to reap.

And continuously you pleaded the 5th.
Instead of revealing the deceivers as creeps.
And now you are left...
To sit with them in the hot seat.

And those who observe justice upon you being served,
Are those you took for granted as you slandered them.
Now they do lunch while enjoying seeing every bit of you,
Being pummeled in disgrace and crunched in their faces.

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Water can sustain life (but not for him)

Water can sustain life, , but not for him,
Water took his life, he never learned to swim;
Too many children, too many early deaths,
Water claimed their souls and dying breaths.
A fraction of a second, is all it takes,
Pools, canals and man-made lakes.

The greatest loss, is to the very young,
Their songs are finished, and left unsung,
Water refreshes the body no more,
The spark of life has exited the final door.
Water can sustain life, but not your daughters,
There is no such thing as 'our safe waters.'

The greatest loss, is unfinished growing,
The biggest loss, is always knowing,
Knowing your boy or girl is dead,
Wishing it were you instead.

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Small changes done now would preserve Social Security at full benefit.

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I know of no serious proposals that would change the way Social Security operates for today's seniors.

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All Americans have a sacred duty to guarantee Social Security benefits to our nation's senior citizens.

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More young people believe they'll see a U.F.O. than that they'll see their own Social Security benefits.

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Right now, too many women who reach retirement age find themselves widowed or single, relying on their Social Security check for over half of their income.

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Today there are about 40 million retirees receiving benefits; by the time all the baby boomers have retired, there will be more than 72 million retirees drawing Social Security benefits.

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Our constituents paid into Social Security, and they want it paid back to them when they retire. Cutting Social Security benefits that Americans have earned should always be a last resort.

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On the other end of the spectrum, these women who do live long enough to collect Social Security face the challenge of being disproportionately dependent on the Social Security system for retirement income.

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Our country also hungers for leadership to ensure the long-term survival of our Social Security system. With 70 million baby boomers in this country on the verge of retirement, we need to take action to shore up the system.

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There's been a lot said about Social Security reform. What has been left out of the debate is the double tax on Social Security benefits. I believe it's time to get rid of a tax that punishes seniors and discourages work and retirement savings.

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Let me be clear, the discussions about Social Security are not about the retirement security of those Americans who are 55 or older - the Social Security system for those folks 55 and over will not change in any way shape of form - no ifs, ands, or buts.

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