Thursday, June 12, 2008

Preserve Social Security and Medicare

So, I went to the 25th Anniversary luncheon (this link brings you to the blog and the description of the event) of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare today. As a guest. Amazingly enough, it wasn't boring as many luncheons are. In fact, if was very interesting to hear the grandson of Roosevelt and the daughter of Lyndon Johnson, both of whom were great speakers. In addition, a blogger that I had heard of through My Mom's Blog/Thoroughly Modern Millie received an award. Ronnie Bennett of Time Goes By was honored for her writing on, amazingly enough, Social Security and Medicare. :-)

I really encourage you to take a look at all the links to learn about how Social Security and Medicare can be preserved, and to look at Ronnie's blog to begin to understand issues from the perspective of aging individuals.

10 comments:

The CEO said...

You never cease to amaze me. Your range of active interests is fascinating. We must do lunch.

Tera said...

I have to agree with CEO here, erum instead of lunch though, we'll do drinks!!!

NoRegrets said...

CEO-sure! As long as it's not fish tacos. :-)
TERA, even better... Beer is a meal. And we can have Sex on the Beach!

Ronni Bennett said...

Thank you so much for the shout out. I'm proud of that award and sorry I couldn't be there in person.

NCPSSM said...

The National Committee is so proud to have friends and allies like you join us yesterday! It will take all of us taking about SS and Medicare to keep the privatizers hands off these programs!

NoRegrets said...

Well, thanks for visiting! I'm glad I said the luncheon was good, and wish I had written something more insightful... But at least I'm spreading the word.

WNG said...

Thanks for the info NoR (says the girl who visited your site FIRST this morning!!!)
Seriously, I'll check it out :)

WNG said...

Oh and CEO said some really nice things about you over on his blog :)

dmarks said...

I think some privitization of SS is OK as long as it is optional and 100% the choice of each person paying in.

Means-testing is also a good idea. Right now, SS money gets paid to rich people, so it is welfare for the rich. I think it should only go to the needy.

NoRegrets said...

Dmarks, optional is the key word.