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  •  Super if you can make it to 96 eating dog food (0+ / 0-)

    This is ridiculous...it starts at 76 (what does one do until then) and then PHASES in over the following 10 years.  

    It amounts to $800 a year (which is about 2.10 per day for the year...that would surely get you another tin of tuna (so long as it is in the cat food variety).

    Sorry - head already exploded!

    Don't meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.

    by Whitewitch on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 03:00:39 PM PDT

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    •  I'd guess its useless (1+ / 0-)
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      to point out that - according to a diary written by Joan McCarter - the total annual reduction for an average senior after 10 years of chained CPI would be $560 ($1.53/day).

      Almost everything you do will seem insignificant, but it is important that you do it. - Mahatma Gandhi

      by NLinStPaul on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 04:13:30 PM PDT

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    •  Total disgrace! (1+ / 0-)
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      Obama should be ashamed of himself.  He is taking a pound of flesh from people who can't afford it.  Where I come from, that is called immoral.

      "The real wealth of a nation consists of the contributions of its people and nature." -- Rianne Eisler

      by noofsh on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 06:53:46 PM PDT

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    •  Don't count on the age to be "76" when all is said (1+ / 0-)
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      and done.

      Remember, Bowles-Simpson recommends a '20-year Bump' to be implemented at Age 85.

      And this is simply a 'proposal' or recommendation, to be bargained over.  It is not even a proposed piece of legislation.

      And we all know that the Dems never 'win' at negotiations.

      Chances are that the Administration decided it would be smart to 'lower the age' (as a starting point) in order to deflect some of the anger from the left over the entire fiasco.

      I sure as heck wouldn't 'bet the farm' that the final result will be a 'bump-up' at age 76.  But I could be wrong.  [In this instance, I sincerely hope that I am.  Age 85 is absolutely unconscionable.  And Age 76 is not much better.]

      Mollie

      "Only he who can see the invisible, can do the impossible."-- Frank L. Gaines


      hiddennplainsight

      by musiccitymollie on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 09:25:59 PM PDT

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