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Subject:  Re: Need relief from 10% penalty Date:  9/24/2001  12:27 AM
Author:  Fool4Golf Number:  54179 of 127987

What's so special about a "retirement" account? It's just funds with a name. Reasonable people would tend to want to use those funds as a last resort, meaning there is some dire need when they have exausted all other sources.

It wouldn't surprise me if these people would be denied any Social Services because they actually have scrimped and saved for the future. OTOH, the people that squandered their funds on the pleasures of the hour would be so poor that they would be awarded the Social Services. What's fair about that?

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