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Old 09-26-2016, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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Middle income, yes. Seniors, no.
That was my uptake too.
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Old 09-27-2016, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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Middle income, yes. Seniors, no.
So right. We're the largest age demographic and voting bloc and never mentioned.
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Old 09-27-2016, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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So right. We're the largest age demographic and voting bloc and never mentioned.
I've heard it said many times, it is as if we do not exist. We are considered a "nuisance."

Very sad.
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Old 09-27-2016, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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So right. We're the largest age demographic and voting bloc and never mentioned.
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I've heard it said many times, it is as if we do not exist. We are considered a "nuisance."

Very sad.

Some seniors have figured out how to counter that lack of "visibility". They just drive on the wrong side of the road, thus getting plenty of attention - honking horns, flashing lights, middle fingers, shouted epithets, etc.
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Old 09-28-2016, 02:39 AM
 
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Waiting for the first Great Debate tonight, I wonder how many times if at all the needs of middle income seniors will mentioned as an issue. LOL.
First of all, the topics for discussion in this debate were announced a week ago, so you shouldn't have been wondering what was going to be discussed. Secondly, even if the issue of Medicare/SS or seniors in general was to be a topic, exactly what would you have expected to hear about middle income seniors? Low income seniors I could understand, but middle income seniors? What would you have been looking for the candidates to say about them?
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Old 09-28-2016, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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First of all, the topics for discussion in this debate were announced a week ago, so you shouldn't have been wondering what was going to be discussed. Secondly, even if the issue of Medicare/SS or seniors in general was to be a topic, exactly what would you have expected to hear about middle income seniors? Low income seniors I could understand, but middle income seniors? What would you have been looking for the candidates to say about them?
That there's a good chance we'll stay middle class, lol. Healthcare/insurance... for one.

"The poor," I believe, were not mentioned; no longer even a pretense as a political concern.

re: "Achieving (and, I would hope, maintaining) Prosperity": If there's going to be pandering to a demographic to win the election, boomers are the obvious target. The two on stage missed their opp.
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Old 09-28-2016, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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That there's a good chance we'll stay middle class, lol. Healthcare/insurance... for one.

"The poor," I believe, were not mentioned; no longer even a pretense as a political concern.

re: "Achieving (and, I would hope, maintaining) Prosperity": If there's going to be pandering to a demographic to win the election, boomers are the obvious target. The two on stage missed their opp.
I disagree. For the most part, they already have the Boomer votes. The independents, most of whom are young, are up for grabs. The Boomers, not so much.
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Old 09-28-2016, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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I disagree. For the most part, they already have the Boomer votes. The independents, most of whom are young, are up for grabs. The Boomers, not so much.
I'm not so sure the boomers are so sure. It would be interesting to see a trustworthy poll.
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Old 09-28-2016, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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There are more debates coming. All issues couldn't be covered in 1 session - stay tuned.
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Old 09-28-2016, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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There are more debates coming. All issues couldn't be covered in 1 session - stay tuned.
A day late and a dollar short. I think Minnesota's early voting started on the 23rd of this month. There are other states that will allow early voting before the second debate as well. Maryland also allow early voting (in person) but not THAT early.
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