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Subject: Re: Claiming SS Without Guilt Date: 3/16/2007 3:23 AM
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<<BTW, SP, you going to claim SS when your time comes?

Churchy
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Yes indeed. If the government is dumb enough to pay benefits to a multimillionaire, I will cash their checks.


I also favor sharply means testing Social Security and Medicare.

Medicare provides valuable services, but I see no reason to offer them to me for free or a subsidized price.

Why use power of the government to squeeze money from working people to offer subsidized medical care to me? Offer me the benefits only if I will pay for them and I will do so voluntarily ----no government force required.

Perhaps it's reasonable to offer heavily subsidized Medicare benefits to the genuinely impoverished, but why charge your children high tax rates to provide benefits to me?




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