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Old 10-12-2010, 09:18 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by MasterBlaster View Post
No you received a windfall. Whatever base level you receive is higher than it should be.

You just don't appreciate how fortunate you are.
The important thing is that we prepare younger folks, say under 60, to receive less SS, probably much less, to preserve the system for those already collecting.

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Old 10-12-2010, 11:01 AM   #22
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I have to wonder when AARP is going to take on the issue of biflation and how it's hurting retirees on modest, COLA'd income streams.

"Hey, for every ten dollars, that's another hour that I have to be in the work place. That's an hour of my life. And my life is a very finite thing. I have only 'x' number of hours left before I'm dead. So how do I want to use these hours of my life? Do I want to use them just spending it on more crap and more stuff, or do I want to start getting a handle on it and using my life more intelligently?" -- Joe Dominguez (1938 - 1997)
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Old 10-12-2010, 02:11 PM   #23
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I have to wonder when AARP is going to take on the issue of biflation and how it's hurting retirees on modest, COLA'd income streams.
Unfortunately, the wind is blowing the other way.

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