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  •  On the other hand, it does provide low-income (1+ / 0-)
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    earners with the best bang for the buck, should they live to collect it.

    I can't remember the specifics, but the benefit rate relative to earnings goes from something like 90% for those at the low end of the scale to about 15% of those at the high end of the scale but still at or below the social security cutoff.

    As per usual, middle class Americans get relatively screwed in the deal.

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    by dinotrac on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 09:02:07 AM PST

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