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  •  I'd like to see the cap for paying into Social (6+ / 0-)

    Security go UP (incomes up to a million paying into it);

    LOWER the availability age for Medicare to 55 --this would help a lot of people get preventive care earlier;

    Let people opt INTO receiving Social Security earlier rather than later...say, at 58 or 60, with the option to make some part time $ on the side (up to a limited number, say $1,000 a month) so they can retire and open up jobs for younger workers.  It's hard enough getting (and/or keeping) a full time job at this age in many fields, why not make it easier for people to retire/semi-retire earlier and free up jobs?

    Also, a while back, someone did a diary mentioning the fact that a lot of government IT work is shipped overseas....bring these jobs home!  I believe the diarist mentioned that this could result in a few million hires, right here at home.  

    “The only way evil flourishes is for good people to do nothing.” Edmund Burke

    by soaglow on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 07:56:35 AM PST

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