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Subject:  Re: Obama on payroll tax Date:  6/17/2008  11:49 AM
Author:  tedhimself Number:  13467 of 20595

Why pay benefits to people who don't need them?

How indeed do you define need? It would have to be indexed not only for income but for the area in which a person lives (eg. cost of living is lower in Mississippi than in New York). How about considering medical need? Nursing home needs? Sicker people need more money than healty people. People who rent may need a different amount than people who live in homes that they own free and clear.

One could build a very large, expensive bureaucracytrying to administer something like that. It might well/probably would cost more than the way we are doing it now.

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