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Unformatted text preview: Hillier & Barrow Chapter 16 Politics, Policies and Programs Political History • Political movements are combined results of social, economic and historical events. • Townsend Plan: 1930s plan proposed giving $200/month to those over 60 who are retired, need to spend within 30 days. • Provided a model for future old age assistance programs, such as Social Security • In 1960s, Civil Rights and Women’s Movements and War on Poverty led to seniors movements in 1970s (such as Gray Panthers). Recent Political History • Fiscally conservative federal policies in 1980s → drastic budget cuts to programs • Harsh economic conditions in 1990s → more cutbacks in spending at local, state and federal levels. • Need to balance social programs with military and national security demands post 9/11/01 • Tradition of putting needs of elders on “back burner” has caught up with aging Baby Boomers Political Activity Today • Voter registration is at around 90% for those over age 50, • Double the voter turnout for older vs....
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This note was uploaded on 05/29/2010 for the course ACC 201 taught by Professor Mr.ishbo during the Spring '10 term at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

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Hillier___Barrow_Chapter_16 - Hillier & Barrow Chapter...

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