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Subject:  Re: Liberal Early Retirement Date:  2/8/2007  12:11 AM
Author:  Gingko100 Number:  1329 of 121281

After all, it's really enjoyed primarily by those who have enjoyed good fortune for decades and relatively generous incomes, which probably means that enouraging early retirement means encouraging early retirement disproportionately for we grasping Republicans.

SP: I feel I already addressed your core question, but I have to come back to this idea that only conservatives or Repiblicans get the joys of RE. It's just so silly.

There are plenty of well-off liberals. Many of whom retire early. Having or acquiring wealth is not limited by political party or outlook. Mainly I think it depends on the flavor of one's community. Where I grew up (the northeast) and where I now live (San Francisco) were very liberal communities, full of well-off liberals. Some retired, some semi-retired, some working hard. I think if one went to Utah one could probably say exactly the same about conservatives there. There happen to be a lot of liberals here and conservatives there. I can't see it affects people's desire to be financially independent.

First and foremost - Supporting RE is an individual endeavor. It's a hard-won battle each of us makes. It's not a party fight, a political struggle, a reflection on political identity or anything else. It's hard work and savings. I really don't know anyone at all who approaches it through a political lens.
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