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  •  So, all retired people then? (1+ / 0-)
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    by tigercourse on Tue Jan 24, 2012 at 12:27:42 PM PST

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    •  Not at all. You pay into your pensions, Social (0+ / 0-)

      Security, Medicare. You pay for those things. You've got a right to get them too. That's why they are called "entitlements".

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      by commonmass on Tue Jan 24, 2012 at 12:30:08 PM PST

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      •  Private pensions and Social Security (0+ / 0-)

        benefits are unearned income.

        And let's say I make and save 500,000 dollars over my life. I pay the initial tax rate on that money when I earn it and then invest it in a company that returns a 5% dividend. So, when I retire I make 25,000 a year. You think I should be paying a hire rate on those unearned dividends?

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        by tigercourse on Tue Jan 24, 2012 at 12:41:18 PM PST

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