While it's been quite a dramatic year, older Americans have had many victories to celebrate as 2008 comes to an end. Here are a few reasons we have to celebrate:
- The passage of the economic stimulus package, which will extend stimulus support to about 20 million Americans who depend on Social Security.
- Our Keep Medicare Fair campaign came out victorious when Congress overrode President Bush's veto of the Medicare reform bill.
- Most recently, a bill that would waive penalties for retirees for mandatory withdrawals in 2009 passed the House and the Senate, now awaiting Bush's signature.
With that being said, there's obviously a lot of nervousness about larger looming problems for the new year, such as the future of the economy and the health care crisis. With the new Obama administration to focus on change for this country, what should be America's resolutions for 2009? More specifically, what issue means the most to you? Take our poll and let's open up the discussion in comments!