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  •  I suspect that SS isn't a major issue here (5+ / 0-)

    for voters who are 40 years to retirement. Republican bigotry, however....

    •  Given the economy these days (3+ / 0-)
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      greenbell, The Marti, Cadillac64

      and the lack of jobs, and especially good jobs, for young people I'd bet that it is an issue. Although I'd bet other issues are more important. Republican bigotry loses votes for the GOP, but it isn't a huge GOTV motivator.

      If knowledge is power and power corrupts, does that mean that knowledge corrupts?

      by AoT on Fri Mar 28, 2014 at 01:05:59 PM PDT

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    •  If you only need voters 40 years from retirement (1+ / 0-)
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      The Marti

      you don't have a problem.  It was my sad experience, back in the day, when I was a young, first time voter at the state u, that getting my peers to the polls won my county for the Democratic Party.  Unfortunately, there were 98 other counties in my state.

    •  Actually, I don't think young people expect SS (0+ / 0-)

      to be there for them. I don't know if that adversely affects how they vote on it, but if they don't expect it to be there they may not think it matters how they vote on it or who stands for what. Just sayin'

      •  It does, we want it reformed into a stable program (1+ / 0-)
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        Cadillac64

        so it's still around when we need it. I've already been paying into it for 10 years (I got my first job besides babysitting when I was 16), I would prefer to not be throwing my taxes away just for funsies. While I am also already saving for retirement via IRA just in case, I remain hopeful that when millennials start to age, our progressive streak will create real reform as opposed to cutting funding.

        Is fheàrr fheuchainn na bhith san dùil

        by bull8807 on Fri Mar 28, 2014 at 04:27:28 PM PDT

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