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  •  We could also increase benefits. We could go back (4+ / 0-)

    to giving orphaned kids their survivors benefit until the age of 22 as long as they stayed in school.

    Right now, kids who age out of foster care are more likely to wind up in prison than to achieve any college degree.  That includes associates degrees.

    For 35 years, we helped them get through school as long as they kept their grades up.

    We can go back to that.

    "Furthermore, if you think this would be the very very last cut ever if we let it happen, you are a very confused little rabbit." cai

    by JesseCW on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 04:14:16 AM PST

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