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Response to Martin Eden (Reply #16)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:11 PM

64. yes, back in the sixties there was still company loyalty

most workers had pensions, benefits and there was a since of loyalty between the company and its' workers. some of those workers were generational. then came the greedy, corrupt eighties, and publicly business gurus were telling the workers how exciting it was because now american workers are in such demand that you can work anywhere you want and company loyalty went out the window with "restructuring."

and the term "restructuring" is used a hell of a lot today. it's just business, nothing personal, right? my hubby, along with other fifty something workers were laid off. finding a job when you are in your fifties and sixties is a hard thing to accomplish. i don't won't to hear individual bullshite stories of success; i'm telling you it's damn hard.

these conceited compassionless nimrods on the hill have no clue how it's been with the rest of the plebes. my step son is a plumber, he's in his thirties and already has severe back problems. it is not easy getting SS disability and it doesn't pay enough to raise a young family.

they need to raise the cap and leave the age requirements alone. they've already done enough damage on the requirement issue under reagan.

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