The Elderly Are Already Taking A Hit
progressive.org — While national politicians argue about cuts to Social Security and Medicare down the road, cash-strapped state governments are cutting vital services for elderly Americans today. Those suffering most are often those with the least. The human misery that these cuts inflict doesn’t fall equally. One of the dirty little secrets of our supposedly “post-racial” society is that elderly African-Americans, Asian-Americans and Latinos are far less likely than whites to have the resources needed for a reasonably secure retirement. So the communities that have the least and have suffered the most during the economic downturn are being hit again by cuts to vital programs for their elderly and frail. It’s a truism that the test of a society is how it cares for its most vulnerable. America is failing that test.