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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Feeding him the crap he brought... I've not problem with this.
    Aaron Rogers sez, "Relax."

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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Why not? If privatizing is sooooo much better, why would it not have political support?
    I already told you-people who already have nest egg in this flawed system would never want to jeopardize it.

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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    It would be expected now, but then in 2005 it was not. It was rather unexpected what had happened inside the Republican Party and became a sign of things to come a few short years later.
    Debate within a political party wasn't expected in 2005?

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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Aaron Rogers sez, "Relax."
    Perhaps you're right. Just tired of his BS schtick. It's so formulaic. He comes out insulting the entire left... the he gets confronted on his statements... posts crap he doesn't even know how to read then when you show him how wrong he is often using his very own data, he just goes into personal insults telling you how ignorant you are because YOU can't read and other such crap then disappears.

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    The sad fact is that having a pedophile win is better than having a Democrat in office.
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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    I already told you-people who already have nest egg in this flawed system would never want to jeopardize it.
    Why not? Do they just not understand how much better they could have it?
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    The sad fact is that having a pedophile win is better than having a Democrat in office.
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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Why not? Do they just not understand how much better they could have it?
    Savings and investment take time. Old timers dont have that. Is this your first day?

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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Savings and investment take time. Old timers dont have that. Is this your first day?
    So what you are saying is that its not only politically unfeasible it is fiscally unfeasible?
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    The sad fact is that having a pedophile win is better than having a Democrat in office.
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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    So what you are saying is that its not only politically unfeasible it is fiscally unfeasible?
    Its very feasible fiscally, but to those who still have time to contribute before drawing benefits. A 30 year old? Yes. Gramma? No.

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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Speaking of nest eggs, I met with my financial advisor Tuesday. Reason being, now that the GOP got back in the driver's seat, I was worried that my retirement funds would nosedive. I don't pretend to have much smarts that way. I just remember the Bush years. Call me superstitious.

    But he told me that a GOP senate under a democrat president should do very well according to historic trends. I have no idea if that is true or not but that's what he said. That made me feel a little better.

    Anyways, I am just a regular guy. Far from rich but my bills are always paid on time and my belly is full and I have a nice warm home.

    Doing the math, when my wife and I retire, we can expect nearly 2.7k, combined, from Social Security each month, (more if I wait until 65 to retire.) If I sold my home and combined my retirement funds with that amount, I could pull another 2k a month to that almost 2.7k of SS, giving us approximately 4.7k a month in income that would last us until we are both well over 100 years old.

    That's just enough to buy myself a small home around Tarpon Springs, pay all my bills and eat steak every once in a while. That's all I need. I am happy with that.

    Should one of us die before then, our annuities kick in and our life insurance would more than make up for any loss.

    Granted, that's not a whole heck of a lot but dog gone it, that's being responsible for myself. I won't need anybody's welfare. I'm kind of proud of that.

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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Speaking of nest eggs, I met with my financial advisor Tuesday. Reason being, now that the GOP got back in the driver's seat, I was worried that my retirement funds would nosedive. I don't pretend to have much smarts that way. I just remember the Bush years. Call me superstitious.

    But he told me that a GOP senate under a democrat president should do very well according to historic trends. I have no idea if that is true or not but that's what he said. That made me feel a little better.
    Interesting, even financial advisors don't have much confidence in the intelligence average American.

    Makes me wonder how I'm able to sleep at night... I'm sure I'll get over it.

    Anyways, I am just a regular guy. Far from rich but my bills are always paid on time and my belly is full and I have a nice warm home.

    Doing the math, when my wife and I retire, we can expect nearly 2.7k, combined, from Social Security each month, (more if I wait until 65 to retire.) If I sold my home and combined my retirement funds with that amount, I could pull another 2k a month to that almost 2.7k of SS, giving us approximately 4.7k a month in income that would last us until we are both well over 100 years old.

    That's just enough to buy myself a small home around Tarpon Springs, pay all my bills and eat steak every once in a while. That's all I need. I am happy with that.

    Should one of us die before then, our annuities kick in and our life insurance would more than make up for any loss.

    Granted, that's not a whole heck of a lot but dog gone it, that's being responsible for myself. I won't need anybody's welfare. I'm kind of proud of that.
    You'd have to live to be 115 to get nearly everything back of what you put into Social Security. Wouldn't rely on the income you get from selling your home. Not less you're expecting another real estate boom.

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