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  •  I'm delighted others are taking note... (3+ / 0-)
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    this just in, OLinda, JeffW

    of the disparate impact these so-called "tweaks" to our safety net would have on individual communities.

    I'm also not interesting in raising the eligibility age of any of these programs until I see vigorous, sustained prosecution of age discrimination which runs wild in 2012.

    •  I don't understand why raising the eligibility (0+ / 0-)

      age wouldn't be proposed as taking place from the opposite end of the age spectrum; that is, instead of affecting those just about to turn 65 and 66, why wouldn't eligibility raising target anyone who is 20 years out or so?  Anyone who is currently 45, for example--- from now on, people with those birthdates or later must work 'til 67, or something like that.  It's not clear to me why the eligibility isn't being discussed within this sort of framework.  Grandfathering in happens all the time in legislation and institutional procedure.  Why not in this instance?

      That's one more thing to add to my long list of small problems. --my son, age 10

      by concernedamerican on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 04:33:57 AM PST

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