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Subject:  Re: Quebec healthcare crisis Date:  11/16/2012  8:25 PM
Author:  0x6a74 Number:  413182 of 439269

MDGluon: "It is worth noting that Social Security had the same effect and in some ways probably helped to end company defined benefit plans."

I suspect that it was ERISA, FASB standards and the 401k that had more to do with than Social Security (though i have not studied the issue closely).



i suspect you're right .. timing fits. When i started working 'everyone' had "defined benefits" (so common there wasn't even a word for it ..) but SS was already 40yrs old
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