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  •  If you could afford to live on it (3+ / 0-)
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    jm214, Gooserock, Brooke In Seattle

    and got health care that would be the case.

    I had to start at 62 after being laid off. It supplements what were my retirement savings. I am barely eking out a living... and looking for a job.

    The law, in its majestic equality, gives the rich as well as the poor the right to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to eat dumpster donuts. - With apologies to Anatole France

    by chuckvw on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 04:40:12 PM PDT

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    •  80 Million Boomers. Maybe Most Couldn't Afford to (4+ / 0-)

      retire but that would still leave at least a few million who would.

      3-5 million jobs would be a nice boost.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 04:53:47 PM PDT

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      •  Health care is a real impediment for many (2+ / 0-)
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        jm214, Eric Blair

        but you are right.

        The law, in its majestic equality, gives the rich as well as the poor the right to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to eat dumpster donuts. - With apologies to Anatole France

        by chuckvw on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 04:55:49 PM PDT

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