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Yesterday, AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond made AARP’s stance on age discrimination known: AARP fully and “vigorously” – according to the New York Times – backs the proposed legislation Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act. The legislation would overturn a four-month-old Supreme Court ruling that makes it difficult for workers to win age discrimination cases. In the case, Gross v. F.B.L. Financial Services, the court established a different burden of proof for age discrimination than that of discrimination based …
President Obama has expressed his desire for stimulus funds to go toward expanding high-speed rail service in the country.
Looks like sunny California isn’t as sunny as it seems. New research conducted by UCLA Center for Health Policy Research found that 47% of California residents aged 65 and older are unable to pay for basic needs. The Mercury News reports: The new data reveal far deeper poverty rates among seniors than was previously known. According to the decades-old standard of measuring poverty, only 9 to 10 percent of California seniors were considered poor, that is, earning less than $10,000 …
Earlier this week Congress voted on a stimulus package aimed at reviving the economy.