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  •  I had a real life test of that. (9+ / 0-)

    It turns out I could make it about eighteen months after spending my 401(k), all of my severance pay, borrowing tens of thousands of dollars and living on unemployment and my wife's small income. (Oh, and forgot to mention mowing lawns in the summertime.)

    Of course the question now is, will I ever get out of this hole at 64 years old even with a job? And will this economy allow my current employer to continue in business for that long?

    Thank you Bush, Jr. for this wonderful economy. I was really upset when you were elected but I didn't think it would affect me directly. How wrong I was.

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