Let’s put the elderly out to pasture! Don’t forget that includes some baby boomers.

Baby boomers should read this carefully since, guess what, it affects us also. We seem to think of the “elderly” as people who are older than we are, people in their 70s or 80s.

We baby boomers now are considered senior citizens, at least the ones who have reached retirement age. Let’s hope that we all have a large egg nest put away, since if the governor passes all of these cuts, we are all going out to pasture also.

When all one is asking for are low-cost drugs for the elderly and the buy-in for Medicare Part B, that doesn’t seem to be too much to ask for. But, oh no, don’t give the elderly anything.

Just because Gov. Paul LePage is or seems stuck on his childhood does not mean that the rest of us elders are losers or didn’t also work hard all our lives. Most of us did it on our own, with no help from anyone. Now that we are retired, however, sometimes, through no choice of our own, we find ourselves in need of a little bit of help. And LePage wants to take that away from us.

It’s not just hurting the “elderly” everyone seems to target but also many baby boomers. We had better think twice about what we did when we elected this governor who was going to fix Maine.

At what cost? Starving and freezing anyone older than 62? I really hate to think that I will be either freezing or starving or have no medications in my own home — that is, if we still have a home.

Nick Logan

Fairfield


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