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  •  What's sadistic is setting poverty so low (6+ / 0-)

    If you are poor your prospects of survival are depressing. You can have worked hard all your life, played by the rules, got a decent education, paid your dues and get blindsided at the end of the road by the race for the bottom

    Saying "We don't have a revenue problem we have a spending problem" is the most selfish and greedy thing children have ever done to their parents.

    If you get too old to compete with younger workers, get ill, lose your job, spend your IRA trying to make it through the recession,  run out of your unemployment insurance, can't retrain for a decent job cause you are functionally disabled by poor eyesight, hearing, the ability to move with agility, lift heavy objects, you might decide to retire on Social Security early and then try to live on it without some sort of supplemental income.

    If you do that its far from a free lunch and most likely you just can't make ends meet no matter what you try.

    If you have supplemental  income that involves a minimum wage job you need good healthcare to stay healthy enough to do the work but you can't afford the insurance payments and the job disqualifies you for the affordable healthcare that might get you over the hump to medicare.

    Having assets disqualifies you. Its depressing.

    Watching a spouse you have lived with almost half a century wasting away to nothing trying to make it to medicare eligibility in the spring is depressing.

    Making people too old to work choose between paying co-pays on the pharmaceuticals that keep them alive, or the fuel for them to commute to work, or the fuel that keeps their pipes from freezing, or being able to celebrate Christmas with a better grade of catfood, or paying the mortgage or rent that keeps a roof over their heads.

    After four years of recession politicians need to stop racing for the bottom with right to work laws to bust the unions that fund Democrats elections and other voter suppression

    Live Free or Die --- Investigate, Incarcerate

    by rktect on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 04:31:29 AM PST

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