""I never thought about senior citizens until I became one. We're one of the only countries in the world that doesn't respect seniors. Most seniors supported kids through school. Now that they're old, some of them choose between paying for their house or paying for their prescriptions. Their golden years are not so golden. They work all their lives, then they retire and then they can't live. I worked hard, I saved some money, I'm enjoying mine. I was a forklift driver. I got a pension from Firestone. But there's hardly no such thing as a pension anymore." This portrait of Mike O'Deay of Des Moines, taken by the photographer @chadbatka, comes from #ofthepeople2016 — a series in which @nytimes reporters interview Americans along the #Election2016 campaign trail. Follow #ofthepeople2016 to see more portraits in the coming weeks. #nytweekender" By nytimes on Instagram.
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