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tc001 said:

>>>Miscellaneous replies, followed by answers most people don't want to hear. <snippage>...
As for the grasshopper, in the original story he died. It was only after Democrats determined that federally mandated entitlement programs should save us from ourselves that the politically correct ending was added.<<<

Did you major in storytelling?<g> I've learned (since my children were born) that these fables differ from book to book, and I doubt very seriously if you know the original version. Oh, and I also didn't realize Republicans weren't allowed to vote on the SS program.

>>>While you may retort that losing 7.65% of my income is hardly a great self-sacrifice.....<<<

I don't think *anyone* here would retort thusly!

>>>Politicians aren't willing to hang themselves by making changes that are necessary to keep SS solvent, so you better hope that communities don't become obsolete.<<<

Yep, and you passed right over the rest of my post where I said as much. What will be left when you and I retire will be beer money. I just honestly can not see a way out of this.


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