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Subject: Re: Bush and the self employed Date: 2/5/2003 12:33 PM
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-- The way I read it, you could put 7.5K in each of the accounts.

-- You're probably right that we would be able to use more than one type of account. I think $7500 in an LSA, plus $7500 in an RSA, plus $12000 plus $2000 catch up in an ERSA.


The way I read it, Bush is still concerned only with helping upper class and excluding the common person. I sure as heck don't have $25K extra to put away in a retirement account.

So what kind of relief is he giving people who are living paycheck to paycheck? Lowering their medical insurance payments? -- Ooops, no, not that. Regulating pharmaceutical companies so people can afford to get the medications they need without being gouged by sometimes as much as 1000%-2000%? No. "Wouldn't want to make the drug companies mad at me." How about punishing Ken Lay, and others like him, so that what happened to the workers at Enron doesn't happen again? How about making sure that everyone can afford an education, or can afford to live a decent life on social security? "Ooooooh, no. How would we pay for that? I have a WAR to put on! -- (so we can keep the peace, of course.)"

But why should anyone care about any of that, if it doesn't apply to them? Bush is going to take us down, and these tax cuts are only the beginning. With the arrogance of this administration, we'll be lucky if any of us are even around to see retirement.

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Caat
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