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  •  I'm lucky (8+ / 0-)

    I'm disabled, so I already have Medicare, and have had cancer twice since getting it. I know so many people who stopped being able to work in their 50s, and have simply had to cross their fingers hoping nothing terrible happened until they reached 65. It bewilders me that with so many of the long-term unemployed being older workers who must do without decent health care, raising the Medicare age is even whispered about.

    Meanwhile, as for cutting COLAs as McConnell would like - for three of the past 5 years, there has been no COLA. This coming year, my COLA will be 16 or 17 dollars a month, not quite making up for the $20 cut to my food stamps that just happened last month, and which the COLA will probably cut more.

    I really appreciate those of my friends like you who are still working (though a number of teacher friends have retired early) and helping to keep me alive. But I also wonder at those who complain about having maybe to give up the ski lodge in Aspen while the rest of us share the sacrifice.

    Republicans want to make government small enough to fit in your vagina..

    by ramara on Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 11:39:07 AM PST

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