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  •  Puddytat... Congrats (I think) on retirement. (5+ / 0-)
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    Puddytat, LWelsch, kevin k, allenjo, JVolvo

    I have a long way to go to get to mine...  I just turned 53 and my youngest won't be out of college until I am 64...

    "Death is the winner in any war." - Nightwish/Imaginareum/Song of myself.

    by doingbusinessas on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 10:26:12 PM PST

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    •  I've actually been retired for a few years (5+ / 0-)
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      LWelsch, Texknight, kevin k, allenjo, JVolvo

      Injuries, wear and tear from nearly 40 years of nursing, and Scott Walker with his RW crapola and crony management when he was Milwaukee County Executive were enough to make me pack my camel and leave.  Been on a pension since waiting for SS eligibility to improve my monthly income.

      I hear you about those college costs.  When I went to a public university in the late 60s, early 70s, 70% of the cost was from the state.  Currently it's 30%.

      I was able to get a great education and, because of that, pay higher taxes on the money I earned with a better salary.  Paying a good chunk of my education earned the state decades of my higher taxes (I don't complain about taxes - ever).  And, hahaha, the university system did a survey recently about why students leave the state after college.  Don't they realize they feel little loyalty after being shafted on their tuition costs?

      Today, Republicans have it ass-backwards.  We should make public universities accessible and affordable so kids can go and graduate without a mountain of debt.  After graduation, I spent money on apartments, furniture, a new car, etc. which stimulated the economy and kept things humming.  Todays students pinch pennies to pay their loans.  And the economy suffers (so do great parents like you who foot the bill).

      There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

      by Puddytat on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 11:06:35 PM PST

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