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  •  Could you imagine if we put SS in their hands? (9+ / 0-)

    An addict, as Polk said, will rob their grandmother to get the next fix. They keep needing more and more, and they never get the same high as they did the first time, in this case, their first taste of big money. If we had privatized Social Security, as George Bush spent months at the beginning of his second term trying desperately to make happen, then they would have scammed us to get a bigger and bigger chunk, taking as much of it as they could possibly get, and never being satisfied.

    "The only thing we have to fear - is fear itself." - Franklin Delano Roosevelt

    by orrg1 on Mon Jan 20, 2014 at 09:44:24 AM PST

    •  We'd be living in cardboard if we were lucky. (3+ / 0-)
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      tardis10, Betty Pinson, Happy Days

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      by OleHippieChick on Mon Jan 20, 2014 at 09:48:55 AM PST

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    •  The one great truth that I can say (3+ / 0-)
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      Laurel in CA, ladybug53, Happy Days

        I have discovered in my own life, was a flash of insight after my daughter was born and I had to go back to work 4 weeks after to literally keep the roof over our heads.  

        THERE IS NEVER ENOUGH MONEY.   Once you realize that you will always have desires, needs, wishes in excess of your ability to earn,  you will start to earn and spend and even live differently.  

        If you earn 'x' amount, you will have unmet needs and desires.   When you earn enough to meet your needs, your desires turn into needs, and your wishes to desires.    If you earn even more, your wishes will turn to needs.   And since we have unlimited abilities to wish and desire, there will never be enough earnings!  

      Another reason to be careful of what you wish for -- you may actually have to earn and pay a price when you decide your wishes are needs.  

      Spending and attaining what you need and what you desire actually changes the paradigm of what you are going to wish for.   Constant change.  Look ahead to see what  earning and fulfilling your needs will likely do to future desires and wishes.  

      Learn to temper your wishes, desires, and even reevaluate your needs.  Simplify.  

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