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I say make the younger generations wait longer to obtain benefits.

I disagree with you. If we put the issue of privatization for the young aside, any benefit cuts, including waiting longer to obtain them, should be across the board. I think this whole perspective of dividing our nation by age is exactly that, divisive.

If the retirement age is increased, the ongoing benefits of those who are collecting today should be adjusted downward to reflect the additional amount they received by retiring 'early'. This is particularly pertinent to those who started collecting at 62.

If benefits are to be reduced 10% to those not yet collecting, the same should be done for those already collecting. I don't believe that the randomness of what year one was born should have any pertinence in determining whose benefits should be cut and whose should not. It makes no sense whatsoever. Bush's promise to not cut benefits for those over 55 was strictly a political move, and has no foundation in common sense.

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