Thursday, March 22, 2018

Baltimore holds forum on housing LGBT elders



Baltimore Outloud has a detailed story on housing problems for LGBT seniors, with a meeting on March 21, link here
  
The largest problems may occur in assisted living and nursing homes with foreign caregiving staff that is not concerned about LGBT issues.

The shear number of LGBT people without children in retirement is increasing.
  
I think there is a tendency, however, for many to be more vigorous and independent in elder years than average because they have had to be so all their lives.

Picture: from 2016

Monday, March 12, 2018

A plan to relieve student loan debt by foregoing future social security benefits



Elliott Harding of National Review proposes “a solution to the student-debt and social security crisis” The idea is to forgive some student load debt in return for considerable postponement in eligibility to receive social security benefits.

Rick Sincere, with the Libertarian Party of Virginia and in the past Gays and Lesbians of Individual Liberty, shared it today in his daily paper in Charlottesville.
  
The plan would set a limit of forgiveness of about $40000, but about 90% of students could discharge their debt. 

Monday, March 05, 2018

Workers with 401(k)'s have a lot less economic "free speech" than people still earning pensions



David Webber explains “The Real Reason the Investor Class Hates Pensions” today in the New York Times.

Reason:  when public pensions are reformed and sustained, then workers have more “economic vote” impinging on only non-worker owners.

401(k) owners are much quieter as investors than are future pensioners.