Strengthen Social Security

  • metta

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    Mar 08, 2013 2:09 AM GMT
    Strengthen Social Security

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    http://www.sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/news/?id=9620E6C6-723F-4D76-8CC6-42888492829C
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    Mar 08, 2013 2:37 AM GMT
    He means "percentage", not "share". This is a ruse to raise taxes so they have more money to blow in the name of the people. SS is bankrupt, and everyone just goes with the flow of shit.
  • metta

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    Mar 09, 2013 5:25 AM GMT
    The five biggest lies about entitlement programs

    Social Security and Medicare are big issues, and not everyone is telling the truth about them.

    http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-hiltzik-20130310,0,883000,full.column
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    Mar 09, 2013 5:31 PM GMT
    metta8 saidThe five biggest lies about entitlement programs

    Social Security and Medicare are big issues, and not everyone is telling the truth about them.

    http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-hiltzik-20130310,0,883000,full.column


    Great article, Metta, and it puts the lie to one RJer who is always squawking that the US's sky is falling and it's those entitlements and young people having to pay for that forever n ever n ever. (which btw is what my generation was busy bleating when we were in OUR 20s/early 30s, lol)
  • metta

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    Mar 10, 2013 5:18 PM GMT
    Paul Krugman Tells GOP Senator: ‘Your Facts Are False’ On Social Security



    http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/03/10/1696671/johnson-social-security/
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    Mar 10, 2013 7:38 PM GMT
    Krugman should refuse to speak to the idiots of congress.
  • metta

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    Nov 20, 2013 8:37 PM GMT
    Expanding Social Security
    While the some are calling to cut entitlement programs, a rising group of Democrats has been coalescing around a revolutionary idea: expanding social security.



    http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/expanding-social-security-66378819807
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    Nov 21, 2013 12:09 AM GMT
    I'm not so sure that I'm opposed to this.

    I've lost mine twice ... once because I was computer literate early and was heavily invested in dot com stocks. Lost about 80% in 2000 in the dot com crash and then again took losses in 2009 in the commercial RE crash.

    As it currently stands, I'm going to have to work the rest of my life and that's fine provided my health hold out that long.
  • metta

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    Nov 21, 2013 12:38 AM GMT
    ^
    That's the problem. No one can guarantee that we will be healthy for the rest of our lives. I have elderly friends and have seen how they have lost the ability to take care of themselves. They are having trouble walking, not alone working. I think that it is important to realize that we can be in that position in the future.

    I would not feel comfortable retiring without having several million dollars saved up. So I'm also hoping that I will not need to retire as well.
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    Nov 21, 2013 12:49 AM GMT
    metta8 said^
    That's the problem. No one can guarantee that we will be healthy for the rest of our lives. I have elderly friends and have seen how they have lost the ability to take care of themselves. They are having trouble walking, not alone working. I think that it is important to realize that we can be in that position in the future.

    I would not feel comfortable retiring without having several million dollars saved up. So I'm also hoping that I will not need to retire as well.


    I do everything I can with gym and diet. In fact I'm in pretty good shape for an old geezer, but one still never knows what tomorrow will bring. If I can stay healthy and not lose my mind or body, I'll be fine (given that I'm a tea party republican, that's probably debatable now).

    As I've mentioned many times, I'm back in Ohio taking care of a mother who is in stage four Alzheimer's. My dad got pretty severe dementia in the year before he passed. In my mom's case, she physically healthy, but mentally completely incapacitated by the Alzheimer's.

    I never realized just how many thing in your daily life are affected by having zero short term memory. There's no way on God's green earth that I could function in a business as complicated as mine with memory impairment.