Older Americans receive generous benefits, but the immigrants who support them receive little from the government. Some of the couples eligible for coronavirus-relief stimulus checks last year, and who could receive up to $2,800 more under Joe Biden’s proposed plan, paraded in their golf carts in support of Donald Trump through the Villages, a Florida community for people over 55. Many are retired and living comfortably, their benefits protected by the government safety net. If they had lost jobs during the pandemic, they would have been eligible for expanded unemployment benefits.
As high risk groups continue to be immunised there are growing concerns that people with learning disabilities have been missed out.
The American Relief Plan is the Biden Administration’s first sample of fully-formed policy since its election campaign. From the looks of it, it may also serve as a first test of its approach to the disability community. The initial signs are promising, though with room for improvement. Of course, a proposal isn’t a law, and legislation that actually passes is rarely the same as what was originally proposed.
New Administration and Congress Must Act Quickly to Protect Older Americans from Resurgent COVID-19 Pandemic | PR Newswire
NCOA calls for equitable vaccine distribution, expanded job training, and more in first 100 days. The National Council on Aging (NCOA), a trusted national leader working to ensure that every person can age well, urges the New Administration and Congress to move quickly to protect older Americans from a resurgent COVID-19 pandemic by building upon the relief bill passed in December 2020.
Representative Madison Cawthorn has misled the public about training for the Paralympics, just as he misrepresented his education and business history.
Anita Baron first noticed something was wrong in August 2018, when she began to drool. Her dentist chalked it up to a problem with her jaw. Then her speech became slurred. She managed to keep her company going — it offers financing to small businesses — but working became increasingly difficult for her as her speech worsened. Finally, nine months, four neurologists and countless tests later, Baron, now 66, got a diagnosis: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Presidential Inauguration 2021
Our national anthem ends with a question. Lady Gaga answered it as best she could.| The Washington Post
For all its flaws, the best thing about our national anthem — as we currently sing it — is that it ends with a question: “O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave/o’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?” It’s a tangle of questions, really, about the future: Will our democracy exist tomorrow? Will this land eventually be free to everyone? Are we brave enough to keep working toward that promise? In a modern context, the word “yet” reminds us that American exceptionalism is a lie. There’s still more work to be done.
When Amanda Gorman, a 22-year-old poet from Los Angeles, took to the stage on Wednesday, it was immediately clear why the new president had chosen her as his inaugural poet. Gorman echoed, in dynamic and propulsive verse, the same themes that Biden has returned to again and again and that he wove throughout his inaugural address: unity, healing, grief and hope, the painful history of American experience and the redemptive power of American ideals.
A guide to the fabulous coats at the inauguration, from Kamala Harris to Michelle Obama | Washington Post
On a chilly Wednesday in January, during a pandemic that’s forced Americans to wear masks obscuring their faces, the most high-profile attendees at the inauguration of the 46th president knew their outerwear would have to send the messages that their faces couldn’t.
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