Happy Memorial Day Fluff

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Happy Memorial Day Fluff
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Fri, 05-24-2013 - 11:45am

1. How's the weather going to be for your Memorial Day weekend?

2. What's for dinner?

3. Do you vote for your school budget? Edited to say, the one that the board of education decides and you go to the polls to vote yes or no each year. If not, why not?

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Fri, 05-24-2013 - 4:31pm

It isn't about ME ... I could get a second job, but many can't - many have the sam restructions a senior citizen does. And I know plenty of senior citizens whose income is way greater than mine.  My point is simply that it's a bad phrase, used in a very general way that's pretty much incorrect.  

Why can't many get a second job? Or something on the side to make extra money?

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Fri, 05-24-2013 - 4:35pm

springfever2013 wrote:
Why can't many get a second job? Or something on the side to make extra money?</span></span></strong></span></p>

Why can't a senior citizen? 

 

There are a myriad of reasons - not enough time as they already work too many hours. No available childcare that would cost less than the income of a second job.  Those are just two. 

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Fri, 05-24-2013 - 4:38pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
I know what my dad still collects in social security and pension, he has an incredble amount stored away in savings too. The man has no mortgage and he has always lived a conservative lifestyle. I don't think he'd use the don't break the bank for me line about a vote but I do think that segment of the population should be exempt from some taxes nowadays. For some senior citizens we are stealing from their retirement that they worked more years for than you or I.

While I agree with the overall sentiment of your post - I think to say we are stealing from them is not only inaccurate, but inflammatory as well.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Fri, 05-24-2013 - 4:39pm
springfever2013 wrote:
Why can't many get a second job? Or something on the side to make extra money?</span></span></strong></span></p>

Why can't a senior citizen? 

 There are a myriad of reasons - not enough time as they already work too many hours. No available childcare that would cost less than the income of a second job.  Those are just two. 

I think able working adults have more of a chance of working a 2nd job than many older senior citizens even working one. If they did not save for their retirement and have no other investments, SS might be there only income. I know it goes up but not at the rate that a working person could make more money at a job with raises, bonuses, etc. 

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Fri, 05-24-2013 - 4:40pm

I know what my dad still collects in social security and pension, he has an incredbly generous amount stored away in savings too. The man has no mortgage and he has always lived a conservative lifestyle. I don't think he'd use the, don't break the bank for me line about a vote but I do think that segment of the population should be exempt from some taxes nowadays.  We are stealing from some seniors social security that they've worked more years for than you or I. 

 

 


 


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Fri, 05-24-2013 - 4:42pm

savcal2011 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">jamblessedthree</em> wrote:</div>I know what my dad still collects in social security and pension, he has an incredble amount stored away in savings too. The man has no mortgage and he has always lived a conservative lifestyle. I don't think he'd use the don't break the bank for me line about a vote but I do think that segment of the population should be exempt from some taxes nowadays. For some senior citizens we are stealing from their retirement that they worked more years for than you or I.</blockquote></p><p>While I agree with the overall sentiment of your post - I think to say we are stealing from them is not only inaccurate, but inflammatory as well.</p>

Your comparisons are absurd.  I'm sorry a senior citizen collects more earned money than you do, Boo....

 


 


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Fri, 05-24-2013 - 4:45pm

springfever2013 wrote:
I think able working adults have more of a chance of working a 2nd job than many older senior citizens even working one. If they did not save for their retirement and have no other investments, SS might be there only income. I know it goes up but not at the rate that a working person could make more money at a job with raises, bonuses, etc. </strong></span></p>

But the same argument can hold for a younger folks as well -- if they didn't get an education and don't spend their money wisely, their minimum wage 30-hour a week job might be their only income.    And in some secdtors of the economy, salaries are rising at a lower rate than SS payments (our Univ didn't give COLA raises for 4 years straight ...)

Many senior citizens are on a limited income - but so are many non-senior citizens. 

 

I have "issues" with things being worded improperly - part of my grammar cop thing. 

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Fri, 05-24-2013 - 4:48pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
Your comparisons are absurd.  I'm sorry a senior citizen collects more earned money than you do, Boo....</p>

This isn't about comparison, or whining (I certainly haven't whined about my income). It's about the proper use and meaning of words in the English language.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Fri, 05-24-2013 - 4:49pm

But the same argument can hold for a younger folks as well -- if they didn't get an education and don't spend their money wisely, their minimum wage 30-hour a week job might be their only income.   

And they could do side jobs to make more.

And in some secdtors of the economy, salaries are rising at a lower rate than SS payments (our Univ didn't give COLA raises for 4 years straight ...)

Haven't you gotten a bunch of raises in the past couple years? Were they less than the average SS check?

Many senior citizens are on a limited income - but so are many non-senior citizens. 

I agree with that but able bodied people can do other things to supplement their income while most older sr. citizens can not.

 I have "issues" with things being worded improperly - part of my grammar cop thing. 

Sorry we all can't be perfect ;)

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Fri, 05-24-2013 - 4:51pm
But many senior citizens are working small jobs, walmart, mcdonalds and the kind to make ends meet. I think there's something skewed about our government there. I am not a proponent of Paul Ryan's fiscal but I do believe senior citizens should see more of a break than a younger able bodied population that cries fowl. Sorry for the political handle there, Lol.

 


 


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