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  •  Good and thoughtful reply. Thank you. (4+ / 0-)

    Now...getting back to the rate of increase thing...

    There's an real increase in total cost of Social Security due to the baby boomer bulge. There is no increase and therefore no rate of increase for individuals. The purpose of COLA and CPI is to prevent losing ground. We old folks are not getting rich.

    Forgive me for stating the obvious. I'm not trying to talk down to you. I'm just very aware of how framing influences the discussion. Total cost and individual payments are two very different discussions. In fact we could branch off into the coming labor shortage requiring an increase in immigration or the related ratio of the work force to retirees...but not tonight. ;-)

    Thanks again and have a good night.

    Others have simply gotten old. I prefer to think I've been tempered by time.

    by Just Bob on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 08:09:41 PM PST

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    •  You too (2+ / 0-)
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      Just Bob, elwior

      Sounds like fun some other time. Bedding down the kids myself and awaiting snowpocalypse.   I'll try to have visions of happy seniors dancing in my head (implying a happy ending)!

      "Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right." - Henry Ford

      by snappydogs on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 08:24:03 PM PST

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