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  •  I've never agreed with anything you've posted, (5+ / 0-)

    Betty. Not gonna give you an opening to bash PBO, and not gonna drag unneeded political discussions into my pleasant relationship with my hairdresser.

    "I don't love writing, but I love having written" ~ Dorothy Parker // Visit my Handmade Gallery on Zibbet

    by jan4insight on Sat Nov 02, 2013 at 10:08:20 AM PDT

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    •  Social Security is very important to these women (0+ / 0-)

      Protecting it is the most important goal we can have for them, the POTUS is irrelevant unless he is also working to stop cuts.

      Key Facts About Women & Social Security from the National Women's Law Center

      Women and Social Security October 04, 2013

      Here's a sample

      The average Social Security benefit for women 65 and older is about $12,700 per year.

      Social Security benefits are lower for women than for men

      Women rely even more on income from Social Security than men do

      Unmarried women rely more on income from Social Security than married women do

      Social Security provides disability and life insurance benefits that are especially important to women of color and their families

      Despite Social Security, older women remain at greater risk of poverty than older men

      More at the link.  Perhaps women would like to share these facts as well.  Chained CPI cuts will hurt them for many years to come.  

         

      If cutting Social Security & Medicare benefits for low income seniors is what Democrats do after they win a budget standoff, I'd hate to see what they do after they lose one.

      by Betty Pinson on Sat Nov 02, 2013 at 10:18:11 AM PDT

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    •  Have had similar conversations as yours (3+ / 0-)
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      jan4insight, amsterdam, Catte Nappe

      re: the exchanges. My friendly hairdresser has pre-existing conditions, but now has the info needed to contact California Cares, our state exchange website. ("my pleasure") I have every confidence it will go well  

      Always wise to stay in good graces with "Edwina Scissorhands", doncha think?

      :)

      "Show up. Pay attention. Tell the truth. And don't be attached to the results." -- Angeles Arrien

      by Sybil Liberty on Sat Nov 02, 2013 at 11:06:41 AM PDT

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