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  •  The reason why we can't (2+ / 0-)
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    Is that it would raise wages, which is something that gives all those "sensible moderates" the vapors.

    This is our story...

    by Karmakin on Sun Oct 17, 2010 at 11:32:01 AM PDT

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    •  To be a little more precise. (0+ / 0-)

      Or maybe a little less....

      There are a few reasons why politicians are very apprehensive to take a demand-side view of fixing the current job market nightmare.

      #1. Lowering the retirement age will piss off people who think those lazy bums are "getting something for nothing".

      #2. It'll increase wages, which will piss off people who think those lazy bums are "getting something for nothing".

      #3. Inflation paranoia, which will piss off people who ACTUALLY DO get stuff for nothing. IE Investors :p

      This is our story...

      by Karmakin on Sun Oct 17, 2010 at 11:36:45 AM PDT

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    •  And they do seem to love the idea (0+ / 0-)

      of all those old folks having to go on disability before reaching full retirement age and taking a huge cut in their promised benefits.

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