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  •  Too abstract or too crooked? (4+ / 0-)
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    JesseCW, lysias, 3goldens, nchristine

    And it's not that abstract.  All you need is the simplest graph showing how the real value of your Social Security benefit declines over time.  Seniors and people 10-15 years from retirement get this.  And the people who really get it are the people who have spent the time doing financial planning.  They do the Ball Park Estimator thing.  This is not arcane at all.  

    And it doesn't help you when people find out you are trying to screw them in the fine print like the sleazy bankers who have bought the Democratic Party.

    •  I think some people simply never had to buy (3+ / 0-)
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      ferg, greenbell, 3goldens

      food during a period of high enough inflation to understand that failing to keep up with it is a massive cut.

      Everyone who missed a raise in 1980, or only got 5%,  knows their pay was cut.  They don't need anyone to ever explain it to them on TV.

      dEar Ellois: U send Fud down holez, we no eaTz u. That iz deAl. No forget. MooRlockz Haz 2 eats. Stoopid Elloiz.

      by JesseCW on Sun Apr 14, 2013 at 02:09:20 PM PDT

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