Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy
cathy_edgett

Elders -

 This is an important statement on what we elders need to do.


http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/02/opinion/02brooks.html?ref=opinion


A nation cannot persist where the federal government spends $7.00 on the elderly for every $1.00 spent on children.

I have seen massive social changes in my lifetime.   It seems all have gained but our children.  

 It is time for we elders to step up to the plate and help figure out how to balance the needs of this nation, so that children enjoy and have access to the same opportunities  that we had.  We worked for equality, but this nation is not equal now when it comes to how we support the young as compared to the old.  Let's see what we can do to balance the gains of AARP.   We were one way and now we've gone another.   Let's reach a hand to the young.   


David Brooks says it well:

It may seem unrealistic — to expect a generation to organize around the cause of nonselfishness. But in the private sphere, you see it every day. Old people now have the time, the energy and, with the Internet, the tools to organize.

The elderly. They are our future.


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