Joined Jan 23 2012
68 years old
I came to the original meeting on the Square in Newark because I was really worried about the country, wanted to do something, and felt that we may not have a country if we don't resolve the mess we are in quickly. Being 63, the orignal issue that got my dander up was social security and medicare. We have paid for these things throughout our working lives and are still paying for social security if we work at all after we get it. We pay for medicare once we are on it and again we pay for it if we work after we are on social security and medicare in our paychecks. I resent some acting like it is welfare because the government has borrowed from it and does not want to pay the fund back. I feel this is just as criminal as what Bernie Madoff did if not more so. There are many other issues of course that need attention. We in our group feel that if we are successful in resolving the main issue which is "Get the money out of politics and bring Democracy back," many of the other issues that need attention will be resolved so we are focusing on that.