This article from Salon.com is a little sensationalist, but it does make some good points. Their opening statistic is that the number of seniors (age 75 to 84) living in poverty doubled from 2005 to 2009. The article is written with a decidedly political bent, but, regardless of your party affiliations, the question is an important one. Take a look at their points. What do you think? Does America treat its elderly particularly poorly? And, if so, ask yourself the far more important question, “what can I do about it?” Whether you’re on the left, and think the best thing to do is call Congress, or on the right and think the best thing you can do is give more to local charity, either way — it’s up to you to fix the problem.