The Economic Meltdown and Old Age Politics by ProQuest


In a spectacle that undoubtedly intensifies alreadyexisting ageism, small numbers of elders, organized by opponents of healthcare reform and frightened and manipulated with false information, have attended town hall meetings, screaming "Keep the government's hands off my Medicare." [...] the big increases in the federal deficit caused by failed neoliberal economic policies over the past several years will be used aggressively by critics of Social Security and Medicare to persuade policy makers to make serious cuts in these programs, even in the face of eroding private retirement assets.

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