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    You are quite the literalist, aren't you? I thought I was obviously speaking in a general, global sense and didn't have to qualify that with footnotes and links. Where did I say that I was referring to only the US economy? Although, in terms of the implications of lowering benefits, there are closed loop aspects to the US economy, in that most of the money that seniors spend goes to local economies, e.g. stores, utilities, rent, doctors, etc. Lower their benefits and all of these suffer for it fairly quickly. Over time, so do the seniors themselves, with their reduction in quality of life costing the system over time.

    I thought it was obvious that that was the point I was making. If I had written that Bush was the dumbest person in the history of the world, would you also have assumed that I meant that literally?

    I think you need to fine tune your reading between the lines skills. And not take misunderstandings so personally. Having a bad day?

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 06:59:08 PM PST

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