July 14, 2012

July 14, 2012
The Tough Issues They'd Like to Avoid

Welcome to another day in my life. Today is Saturday and I hope you had a safe and great week. It was another very busy week for Dab the AIDS Bear and me.

Unless you have been hiding under a rock, you know our presidential election is later this year. Things are already starting to get ugly with the commercials between Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama and things are only going to get worse. Politics is our country are more divisive and bipartisan than ever.

As Governor Romney and President Obama take to the campaign trail, a few issues keep coming up jobs, healthcare, the state of our economy. But there's one tough issue they'd like to avoid: the future of Medicare and Social Security.

But not talking about it doesn't mean it's disappeared. Once the election is over, this issue will be back on the table and plenty of politicians are ready to propose balancing the budget on the backs of seniors and those on disability.

Medicare and Social Security should be a major topic this election season it's definitely one we can expect to hear about after Election Day. But we deserve to hear about the candidates' plans now, before we head to the polls in November.

The big pink elephant in the room which is Social Security and Medicare and possible changes to the programs could endanger the safety and security of people living on disability because of HIV and AIDS. We can all agree that changes are necessary to make sure Medicare and Social Security will be strong for future generations but right now, with discussions taking place in back rooms and behind closed doors, those changes might be the wrong ones for the millions of people who depend on these benefits.

I remember previous attempts to privatize and change Medicare and Social Security. Some of those proposals could have ended these programs as we know them! Now it's up to us to make sure those same plans don't gain traction again.

November is just a few short months away. This is our best chance to speak out and help keep Medicare and Social Security safe and strong for years to come. So contact your elected officials and discuss the concerns on these issues now before it's too late.

Hope you have a great Saturday!

Until we meet again; here's wishing you health, hope, happiness and just enough.

big bear hug,

Daddy Dab