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  •  High earners are living longer. Their argument (6+ / 0-)

    omits the qualifier.  Of course.

    "The worst that can happen to any group of people working to unseat an existing power base is their failure to imagine the lengths to which those in power will go to keep it." Cognitive Dissonance at Zero Hedge

    by CarolinNJ on Thu May 12, 2011 at 11:29:32 AM PDT

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    •  So are low earners (0+ / 0-)

      Try looking at things another way.

      by atheistben on Thu May 12, 2011 at 11:54:45 AM PDT

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      •  Significantly in the former, slightly in the (2+ / 0-)
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        latter.  Very slightly.

        "The worst that can happen to any group of people working to unseat an existing power base is their failure to imagine the lengths to which those in power will go to keep it." Cognitive Dissonance at Zero Hedge

        by CarolinNJ on Thu May 12, 2011 at 12:03:28 PM PDT

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        •  Fucking A... (0+ / 0-)

          Poor people's lives are getting longer, overwhelmingly financed by taxes on the wealthy. And because the wealthy decide to spend more of their remaining money on prolonging their own lives, people get all outraged?

          What the fuck?

          Would people feel better if the chart showed the same slopes, and rich people were using their extra money on hookers? I mean, that'd make things "equal."

          Try looking at things another way.

          by atheistben on Thu May 12, 2011 at 01:38:52 PM PDT

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          •  My, my. (0+ / 0-)

            "The worst that can happen to any group of people working to unseat an existing power base is their failure to imagine the lengths to which those in power will go to keep it." Cognitive Dissonance at Zero Hedge

            by CarolinNJ on Thu May 12, 2011 at 05:18:35 PM PDT

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