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  •  No you can't distinguish jobs for people over 65 (2+ / 0-)
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    Laconic Lib, Mr Robert

    Do you think it's easy for someone with arthritis and failing eye sight to sit at a desk iin a fixed position for 40+ hours a week?  Sure, if you are self-employed or have the professional freedom to design your own work environment that might be terrific but many desk jobs have become like factory jobs.  Many desk jobs aren't desk jobs at all anyway.  You'd have to evaluate every single job and regulate every single employer to do it.   It would be a full employment program for attorneys.  It's hard enough for people to dispute disability with Social Security already.   And it would pit one group of seniors against the other.

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      that I asked as question not created as assertion:

      is there a path for differentiating manual/hard blue collar work from desk jobs for Social Security retirement credit?
      It might be possible or impossible to execute ... real point, however, was that Social Security "reform" (at most) merits occurring on margins while real focus should be on equitable revenue.

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      by A Siegel on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 10:18:21 AM PST

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