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  •  Maybe it's time to review the advantages (2+ / 0-)
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    brook, SGWM

    that are given to married people.  

    Maybe people should collect social security on the merits of the work that they have done, rather than on the work their spouse has done.   Likewise there should be some equalization for job and wage discrimination.

    A woman that's raised four kids for her husband and cared for her and her husbands aging parents and kept them all from being a burdon on society should get a nice retirement.  

    A spouse that never worked outside the home, and never worked inside the home, either, should probably draw less, regardless of marital status.

    My mother worked outside the home at a demanding job so her kids could go to college, and also worked at home, very hard.  She was up at 4:30, went to bed after 11:00, and was also a contributor to the community.
      My dad worked hard, but I don't think as hard as she did.
    I was shocked at how little SS she eventually drew.

    Something a little more fair should be in order.  

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