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  •  born in 1960 (4+ / 0-)

    We are totally screwed. Too young to get benefits at 65 and too old to have a reasonable retirement income stashed away post-crash. My son is turning 11 this year. His college education starts when I'm 60 if he doesn't take a gap year. I am middle class, and my hope is that I will work until I die -- and that I won't die until my son is gainfully employed. Way different from my parents generation. Both teachers -- the pensions didn't go away for them.

    Stay-at-home-Moms: Hard working unless they're on welfare, then they're lazy. Just ask any Republican.

    by musicsleuth on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 11:16:55 AM PDT

    •  You didn't know you'd be 60 when he was 18 (1+ / 0-)
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      until now?

      Your Social Security pension also won't go away. And your parents sacrificed a lot to achieve those pensions.

      I think things are about the same for us as they were for our parents - except we have Part D, which is saving a lot of lives and fortunes.

      Too late for the simple life, too early for android love slaves - Savio

      by Clem Yeobright on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 12:20:51 PM PDT

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      •  Not a good reason to be childless (0+ / 0-)

        And there's only so much money to go around. Not alone by a long shot either. Pensions are independent of soc sec and were replaced with 401k plans for those of us unfortunate to be born a few years too late. I'm talking about differences in employee and/or state retirement plans, just to be perfectly clear. We worked just as hard as our parents and some pencil pusher got a raise for reducing our benefits 20 years ago. The next generation will have it worse without some major changes.

        Stay-at-home-Moms: Hard working unless they're on welfare, then they're lazy. Just ask any Republican.

        by musicsleuth on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 07:53:04 PM PDT

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