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Subject:  Re: The Great Debate Date:  10/24/1998  5:37 PM
Author:  Thoughtleader Number:  6262 of 87981

I agree. Perhaps the benefits could be limited, not denied. I'm not a Robin Hood either, but $68K is "chump change" to a lot of people in our society. If the upgraded SS program provided "well-off" people with the option to forgo SS and Medicare benefits, then I would support tax credits in some form (one less cruise missle to blow up a tent in a desert somewhere).

People do go broke. I'm sure even the "well-off" would be comforted knowing that fiscally sound SS and Medicare programs are there for them if needed. Perhaps their biggest reward for doing the right thing is their own security. If we do not deal with the distribution of wealth responsibly in this country, I certainly wouldn't want to be rich - would you?

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