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  •  I will put it to Republicans bluntly.... (9+ / 0-)

    "Keep you goddam hands off from Social Security, and forget your delerium of raising the retirement age to 70."

    Consider what factory workers are left in the US.  Many are over 60 now, have severe arthritis, blood pressure issues, diabetes in some case and have 35 to 40 years on the job.

    That's enough!

    I can hear the catterwaling now if Boehner had to work in an Iron Foundry handling pour-off on a Beardsley and Piper or Hunter Turntable for a day, much less 40 years!

    Remove the Social Security cap.  

    Today, 8/13/10, 6732 US and allied soldiers, and untold Iraqis and Afghans are dead. Pres. Obama, you inherited Bush's lies, now stop the madness.

    by boilerman10 on Fri Aug 13, 2010 at 06:36:28 PM PDT

    •  The more things change... (0+ / 0-)

      And yet 30 years ago, with diabetes or high blood pressure they'd be dead in their 60's. With modern medicine they can live a long life. Modern biologic drugs can do miracles for those with rheumatoid arthritis. You can actually get a joint replacement now days.

      But by all means in 2050 we should all act just like it's 1950.

      I guess it's time to take the word progress out of progressive.

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