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Old 05-15-2015, 04:16 PM   #21
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This is the most egregious one of all to me, the so called "Viagra College Fund".Being verile at an old age is rewarded with money from SS? Com'mon give me a break. So the government is telling us to dump the old rust-bucket and find a find a new model and have her spit out kids so they ALL can collect. That is insane!
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Old 05-15-2015, 08:02 PM   #22
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This is the most egregious one of all to me, the so called "Viagra College Fund".Being verile at an old age is rewarded with money from SS? Com'mon give me a break. So the government is telling us to dump the old rust-bucket and find a find a new model and have her spit out kids so they ALL can collect. That is insane!
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This is the most egregious one of all to me, the so called "Viagra College Fund".Being verile at an old age is rewarded with money from SS? Com'mon give me a break. So the government is telling us to dump the old rust-bucket and find a find a new model and have her spit out kids so they ALL can collect. That is insane!
More than 10 years ago, there was a ruckus about Viagra being covered by Medicare. I do not know if it came to pass. But seeing that they are doing everything to encourage geezers to sire more kids, it's your fault if you still fail.
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Briefly- if a man marries a much-younger woman who starts popping out kids, he can file and suspend at FRA and they can collect Spousal and Children's benefits, although the total they can collect is capped at a multiple of his primary amount.

Weird stuff happens. Fifteen years ago the U.S. was still paying pensions to 2 Civil War widows who had married old veterans when they were quite young.
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There's another thread running right now saying "take SS at 62".

I'm finding it harder and harder to see how waiting 8 years to age 70 can be viewed as a wise choice.

tick, tick, tick, tick.....

Get what you can, while you can.
I know the logic on the other side but as time goes on I am starying to think like you. Who knows what the future holds.................
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Briefly- if a man marries a much-younger woman who starts popping out kids, he can file and suspend at FRA and they can collect Spousal and Children's benefits, although the total they can collect is capped at a multiple of his primary amount.

Weird stuff happens. Fifteen years ago the U.S. was still paying pensions to 2 Civil War widows who had married old veterans when they were quite young.

I remember that.....Kind of hilarious when you think about it. Hopefully for the Treasuries sake it wasn't a COLA'd pension!


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Call to close two Social Security loopholes

marko, hard to fault your position, but to me as long as elected politicians write the law it's hard to conceive of more than small changes. Applying taxes already has happened, we will continue to raise retirement age but I don't see losing all benefits. Too easy to run against anyone taking that position and beating them in an election. I expect Medicare bigger target if we got serious about government spending.


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It looks like these two loopholes were just closed:

Retirement: A squeeze on Social Security benefits - Chicago Tribune
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