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Subject:  Re: SS conclusion Date:  11/9/2003  8:20 PM
Author:  LudditeAndroid Number:  215 of 1701

if you work hard, save, invest, and deprive yourself of that new BMW or DVD player along the way, then you will get your SS cut because you have greater means. This would be Bu** Sh**.

My thoughts exactly. The problem I see with means testing is: are we going to base a person's needs on lifetime income, lifetime savings, or something else? Why reward personal irresponsibility, or refuse to pay back money rendered when someone of modest means has made sacrifices to build up some personal savings? It seems to