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    Re: Seniors join Occupy Chicago rally to protest cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    First, it's probably procedure that when one is arrested in the street and put in a wagon, one is handcuffed. Next, these people delighted in being handcuffed. That's what true civil disobedience is all about. Peaceful demonstration violating private space followed by arrest. Grams and Gramps get it. The others? Notsomuch.
    grams and gramps were in their 20s back in the 1960s. they know what protesting is all about. these young turds who have never done anything with their lives except complain haven't got a clue
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    Re: Seniors join Occupy Chicago rally to protest cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    grams and gramps were in their 20s back in the 1960s. they know what protesting is all about. these young turds who have never done anything with their lives except complain haven't got a clue
    the older ones are also very aware of how much we have lost to the greedy on Wall Street. As much as I would have liked having my FICA money to invest for myself, I haven't really lost anything to SS, but I have lost on Wall Street, to greedy CEO's who lied about their earnings, getting people to invest in crashing businesses.
    The banking and insurance industries are just the latest to skim too much off the top of the funds they hold in trust.
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    Re: Seniors join Occupy Chicago rally to protest cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by Free For All View Post
    Well Social Security sure as hell don't work. Maybe, we should try something new.... like... Privatizing Social Security. And if that **** don't work well hell we had a good run.
    Decide for yourself... Privatize Social Security
    I'm sure there are lots of investment banks salivating at the opportunity for privatized social security.
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    Re: Seniors join Occupy Chicago rally to protest cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    IF we privatize SS, the Wall Street sharks will get richer and richer on the backs of workers trying to save for retirement. There are too few regulations to protect the individual from these professional crooks. Even when we prosecute one of the crooks, the penalty/punishment is not enough to keep others from doing the same thing.
    SS does work, but it was never meant to be the only income for retirees.
    ALL of my retired relatives' 401k or whatever the instruments they have their funds in, took tremendous hits in 2008. All have had to rework their plans in order to make their funds last. Imagine if that had been the entire SS fund? I have to think they and all current retirees would be in dire straits. The stock market is not a guarantee like SS funds are, or are intended to be. It's a safety net and should remain that way. The stock market crashes have proved that.
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    Re: Seniors join Occupy Chicago rally to protest cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    grams and gramps were in their 20s back in the 1960s. they know what protesting is all about. these young turds who have never done anything with their lives except complain haven't got a clue
    Thats bs...theres millions of boomers raised in the 60s that were in nam and and most of them did ALOT with their lives...the boomers are the RICH today and all the CEOs...

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    Re: Seniors join Occupy Chicago rally to protest cuts

    Some of the responses in this thread are based on naive kids who are clueless...some of you act like most seniors are rich and doing swell...WRONG many seniors cant possibly pay their bills and buy food...the AVERAGE SS monthly check is 1100.00 and you pay fed taxs...and AVERAGE means theres half that make less than 1100.

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    Re: Seniors join Occupy Chicago rally to protest cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Thats bs...theres millions of boomers raised in the 60s that were in nam and and most of them did ALOT with their lives...the boomers are the RICH today and all the CEOs...
    reading comprehension issues? I said it was the young ones (not the boomers raised in the 60s) who had done nothing with their lives
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    Re: Seniors join Occupy Chicago rally to protest cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    ...and AVERAGE means theres half that make less than 1100.
    wrong again. average means simply that "average". it does not mean that half make less than 1100. could be a small % make much less than 1100 and bring the avg down.

    how averages work:

    8 kids take a test

    6 kids score 60% and 2 kids score 20%

    the average score is ( (60x6) + (20x2) ) / 8 = 50%

    6 kids scored higher than the average and 2 scored lower than the average.
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    Re: Seniors join Occupy Chicago rally to protest cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    reading comprehension issues? I said it was the young ones (not the boomers raised in the 60s) who had done nothing with their lives
    My sincere apologies oscar I did misread your post...thanks for pointing it out...

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    Re: Seniors join Occupy Chicago rally to protest cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Some of the responses in this thread are based on naive kids who are clueless...some of you act like most seniors are rich and doing swell...WRONG many seniors cant possibly pay their bills and buy food...the AVERAGE SS monthly check is 1100.00 and you pay fed taxs...and AVERAGE means theres half that make less than 1100.
    take a tour thru WalMart, the old people working there aren't doing it for fun.
    They didn't prepare, and most likely they stock market hit didn't impact them much. SS was never meant to be anything more than a minimum, a safety net. SS is INSURANCE, it is there always and cannot run out. Savings is savings, and you have to have a lot for it to never run out.
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