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  •  i think the debt was reduced (1+ / 0-)
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    By not raising the pension that abled body working age military veterans received, we did cut the deficit, but 9 billion over ten years.  As this cut was on the books, by conservative logic, eliminating it without cutting in other places, and SNAP would be what was cut, we do exactly what Boehner wants, to lower the deficit.

    And anyone who says conservatives don't think 62 is working age, you have to look at the retirement standards that were beginning to be set in place by Reagan.  For working people now retiring, the age of full benifits if 66.  That means that 62 is still 4 years from the time when regular hard working americans with real jobs can get SS.  You would have to take a 30% reduction.

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