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  •  No need to do the self righteous routine. (1+ / 0-)
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    Thi affects me and my loved ones just as much as anyone you know. I'm 40 with a negative net worth. My father's disabled and has relied on social security disability benefits for approximately 13 years now. So when I think about social security I'm thinking of it in terms of my own future and the futures of people I care about. And it is in that context that I say a slight reduction in what are already meager benefits might be something I could live with.

    `You needn't go on making remarks like that, ... they're not sensible, and they put me out.'

    by seanwright on Thu Aug 18, 2011 at 01:12:01 PM PDT

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    •  Self righteous? (0+ / 0-)

      I was addressing this assertion of yours:

      It just seems to me like a lot of people divide policy into two catgories: stuff they support and stuff that sets them to running around with their hair on fire.

      So I was merely explaining why it is that people like myself have my "hair on fire."  Am I not allowed to honestly respond to your description without being accused of self-righteousness?  Because your insinuation is that having my "hair on fire" over Social Security benefit cuts is unnecessary or over the top.  Well I have given you my answer as to why it is that important and for you to assume that it's self-righteousness on my part is quite callous and presumptuous.

      "In the long run, Americans will always do the right thing — after exploring all other alternatives." - Winston Churchill

      by puakev on Thu Aug 18, 2011 at 01:24:57 PM PDT

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    •  why? (0+ / 0-)
      And it is in that context that I say a slight reduction in what are already meager benefits might be something I could live with.

      in a time of record corporate profit, low-ass corporate taxes, and a bloated defense budget, why would you be okay with any decrease in your benefits? benefits that are already meager?

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