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Subject:  Re: Mini Bummer Date:  11/25/2012  5:55 PM
Author:  telegraph Number:  18076 of 20035

b1948:"The WWII generation got a sweet deal from Medicare and Social Security, but those days are long gone."

They also got a sweet deal in that at least half of them got company, state, or federal pensions, and lots got Veterans benefits as well.

That was the deal back then.

BUt don't whine too much. Food used to consume much more of the family budget. Most WW2 folks could not afford two cars and each car ate up a lot more in maintenance per year. Two tune ups a year. A car lasted 60K miles and 100K was almost unhear