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Sat Dec 8, 2012, 11:35 AM

Should Dems be thoughtfully considering broaching means testing for Social Security eligibility? [View all]

I'm not trying to be stupid here, but a few years back I worked for a couple of guys (they were the company's co-owners) who both turned 65 at about the same time, both making well in excess of a million dollars, and each one nearly broke their legs trying to get down to the Social Security offices to sign up for SS and Medicare.

I've met a lot of folks of retirement age who have millions and millions of dollars in the banks and brokerage accounts that don't need this pittance that doesn't amount to much more than a tiny dividend payment, but I've never met a one who was willing to have anyone pry it out of their claws. Since the owners of the company I worked for were actually - working - they were still paying taxes on their incomes, but there are many folks who aren't working. Maybe I'm being hardnosed about this, as most of these people did work, pay into the system, and are "entitled" to the retirement benefits, but should someone who can afford to support onself with the sums they've amassed throughout the years really be doled out benefits when they could be put back into the pool for other retired seniors thereby extending it's longevity?

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