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View Diary: US already has high elder poverty rate, so why are Social Security cuts even on the table? (223 comments)

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  •  No special treatment except (4+ / 0-)

    having the luxury of not needing to rely on social security to live.  I would happily give more money if that means I am essentially assured I would have enough other means as to make social security inconsequential to me.

    "You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity"

    by newfie on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 08:38:50 PM PST

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    •  Yes, they can afford luxuries that we can't. (5+ / 0-)

      Such as amazing health and pension plans that would benefit people like us immensely. The special treatment part comes from all the tax cuts and legal privileges that enable them, in addition to their wealth, to have these luxuries.

       Knowing that I don't see any issue with taxing them more and creating a more substantial social safety net that rivals the quality of these private options. Why not have a strong public option?

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