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Subject:  Re: Help! My Social Security is in Lucent Date:  7/28/2001  3:08 PM
Author:  fleg9bo Number:  46655 of 748971

In my view, paying government benefits to people who don't need them is a stupid concept.

Who decides who needs them? Somebody who makes $30,000/yr might have a difficult time surviving in San Francisco but live in relative comfort in some rural area--should means testing include your Zip Code? Does the couple who has carefully saved all their lives to take that cruise when they retired really need that cruise?
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