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  •  Delaying Retirement Eligibility (4+ / 0-)

    For three years is like a 25-50% benefit reduction for people in the middle quintile of life expectancy past 67, right?

    The GOP and its allies in the Democratic Party need to break the social contract if they want to continue to extract wealth from the population at the rate that they have for the last 35 years.

    Everything else is gone: affordable home ownership, affordable higher education, affordable medical care.

    They need to take this.

    And then they'll have us totally powerless.

    "I'll believe that corporations are people when I see Rick Perry execute one."

    by bink on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 10:20:24 AM PST

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