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|Subject: Re: Obama on payroll tax||Date: 6/17/2008 11:59 PM|
|Author: SeattlePioneer||Number: 13479 of 20240|
<<One of the stupidest things congress has done lately is to allow people to take SS at retirement age even if they still have large incomes. I know I did this, and I know several others who have. I used the extra income to pay down the house faster, but it is still silly to give working people social security. Social Security, to my mind, is retirement money, not an extra bonus for living to 65. This would be an easy leak in the system to fix.
Also, eliminate early retirement benefits at age 62. No retirement benefit until reaching the normal retirement age, now rising towards age 67.
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