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  •  Life expectancy is declining among women (1+ / 0-)
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    in many counties especially in the south according to a study released this week.  Apparently this is not the first study to report these results. I linked to an article about this yesterday.  

    The age thing is just another of the big lies that go unquestioned.  Oh, we're living longer, I heard it from Bowles Simpson, and the serious people pundits and Ed Rendell flapped his mouth about it so it must be so.  Well maybe not.  

    The reason I'm hostile to any of these so-called reforms is that I believe we are being deliberately deceived by both parties unfortunately.  We get spin.  We get half truths.  We get clever labeling of cuts as like "superlative CPI".  

    We are not being presented objective facts or options.

    •  We women (2+ / 0-)
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      lived longer prior to going into the work force.  I think our life spans are getting cut shorter due to being paid a pittance over men and being stressed out of our minds for years on end trying to make ends meet.  Moreover, more women are probably uninsured and women's healthcare as gotten more expensive through the years and how do women save money, they cut back going to the doctor.  

      "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolution­ary act. " George Orwell

      by zaka1 on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 03:56:05 PM PST

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    •  Do you trust the Trustee reports? (0+ / 0-)

      If you can't trust the political parties and you can't trust the Trustees then it must be difficult to come to an objective view on how to keep the promise of SS and Medicare for all generations in an equitable fashion.

      We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein

      by theotherside on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 04:56:19 PM PST

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