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  •  SS and Medicare reduce the desperation of the (4+ / 0-)

    workforce, by providing a safety net. Less desperate workers can demand higher wages.

    That's why the rich hate SS.

    Non enim propter gloriam, diuicias aut honores pugnamus set propter libertatem solummodo quam Nemo bonus nisi simul cum vita amittit. -Declaration of Arbroath

    by Robobagpiper on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 08:03:08 AM PDT

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    •  I read last weekend about the most common cause (4+ / 0-)

      of death among the elderly pre Social Security.  They were starvation and hypothermia.  I found that fact alone to be quite constructive.

      Never promote men who seek after a state-established religion; it is spiritual tyranny--the worst of despotism. It is turnpiking the way to heaven by human law, in order to establish ministerial gates to collect toll. John Leland

      by J Edward on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 08:16:24 AM PDT

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      •  Ach I meant instructive. (1+ / 0-)
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        Never promote men who seek after a state-established religion; it is spiritual tyranny--the worst of despotism. It is turnpiking the way to heaven by human law, in order to establish ministerial gates to collect toll. John Leland

        by J Edward on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 08:17:06 AM PDT

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