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  •  Thoughtful comment, (1+ / 0-)
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    kck

    but there are millions who rely on social security ALONE.   With the Great Class Stratification, many have no ability for retirement planning because they can barely make ends meet now,

    I understand that the plan is to make sure those who get the least are least affected by chained cpi.  

    Join us on the Black Kos front porch to review news and views written from a black pov—everyone is welcome.

    by TomP on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 05:20:36 PM PST

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    •  Yes, indeed, you're right, but they're not getting (1+ / 0-)
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      TomP

      ...I know we agree that they're not getting enough to live on. If means testing SS is enacted then retirees will have to start reporting income to SSA and it will rapidly devolve into aid for the poor which will rapidly reduce public support for the program, especially from the young still filled with aspirations and confidence about themselves and their country.

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