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Subject:  Re: Obama on payroll tax Date:  6/18/2008  12:35 PM
Author:  tedhimself Number:  13487 of 20640

I'd also boost the normal retirement age from 68 to 70 or 72.

I guess clerical and office workers could probably work that long, but I'm not sure about roofers, stone masons, truck loaders, paving workers, and other jobs that require hard physical labor on a daily basis.

Of course, in my southwestern part of the USA we get around that problem by using illegal Mexican labor and making it impossible for them to qualify for social security because they are illegals and have no way to change their status to green card holders.

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