An act of God was the beginning of the end for Marshall Markt.
Now an Auburn resident, Marshall's transition to a fixed-income senior citizen living in poverty began in another part of the country. It was August 2005. He was 63 years old.
Marshall was playing the waiting game in a hotel in Lafayette, Louisiana as per an emergency evacuation order.
According to recent poll results provided by Ron Faucheux of Clarus Inc., it appears that President Barack Obama and Democrats are in a good position with the American voters as the country faces major issues such as the fiscal cliff, social security, taxes and maintaining tax deductions.