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Boss BasherPerson was signed in when posted
01:01 AM ET (US)
/m52308 I would chance to say that most of the "off topic" remarks you refer to DO have at LEAST SOME connection to the subject of "Early Retirement", as the issues being argued over do, and can, affect us all in retirement - the cost of necessaries, the possibilities of running into problems over this or that....

So, just MY 2 cents' worth is: I'd rather hear something than nothing here, even if it's from those whom I disagree with. If it turns to outright rock-throwing and personal attacks, then yes - that should be condemned. But, I'm a Liberal's Liberal, and I am not opposed to the discussion of things that are only obliquely connected to our retirement existence.
My2CentsPerson was signed in when posted
12:11 AM ET (US)
This is the "Early Retirement" forum, not ObamaCare Bashing or political war forum.
Please stay on the subject, (early) Retirement.

I posted my thoughts on health insurance premium and wanted to vent my anger on it, and as a reminder to those who's not aware of this.
postalvetPerson was signed in when posted
09:47 PM ET (US)
/m52302 this surprises you?

just another example of management running wild and padding their ranks!!!
BigtruckermanPerson was signed in when posted
09:43 PM ET (US)
Well this is my first posting since I retired six months ago. It is fantastic to be gone from there. And no I do not regret leaving. I have a wonderful part time job until my wife retires and the company treats me like a human being! I hope all of you get to retire as soon as you can.
Will MunnyPerson was signed in when posted
08:58 PM ET (US)
/m52304: well, I have been quite skeptical myself, since that's a BIT lot for a country with 310 mill or whatever it is. However, I have read it about 80 times. It's not my thought process. A huge part of our manufacturing base is gone,baby, gone. Half the country is dependent on govt. for support. It's as much my thought process as when govt statistics keeping wobbling, waffling etc about unemployment figures, or tell us the Great Recession ended in 2009. Where I live half the people are hanging on for life. What's next I don't like to think of, frankly. I hope you Early Retirement dreamers don't need any money, 'cause you'll get what I got in 1981 at the PO: $10/hr.
egarkPerson was signed in when posted
07:43 PM ET (US)
Will Munny /m52301 - you need to stop posting that meaningless 90 million number because it exposes your thought process. It includes people like my 89 year mother and 4 year old grandson.
Boss BasherPerson was signed in when posted
07:41 PM ET (US)
/m52301 Well said. I appreciate it. I just hope things don't go that badly for our country. Faith alone, plus a FEW rational reasons, give me enough Hope that it won't get that bad. Personally, I don't think it has to happen. Since retirement, I've spent a LOT of time out in "Country", that I didn't have time to do for the past 40 years. For those living on fixed, reduced or retirement incomes, you are 100% right, and more. I WOULD recommend it, for those who can find a place to fit in. It's hard to change everything about your life, including regional Culture, etc. at an advanced age...you need to have retained a sense of Adventure. But, there are a LOT of very affordable places, out in the boondocks. Just too easy to get lonely, is all.
Hanging ToughPerson was signed in when posted
07:14 PM ET (US)
USPS Hiring a "RIF Manager"...? What's that all about?
Will MunnyPerson was signed in when posted
07:14 PM ET (US)
Well,/m52300, I'm actually down with most of the political stuff, but people were talking about ACA, I thought you gave a good (bad) example. There is work available for all but it's pays shit and is menial. I in fact know 2 younger people very close to me with major emotional problems, life-threatening, who get SSDI and food stamps. Not a fun country and will get so much worse in 10 years people ain't gonna recognize it. If I were fantasizing about early retirement, I'd be thinking real hard about going country. As for judgemental, well, critical judgement and disagreement are the 2 greatest Hate Crimes for liberals. It's not judgemental, it's 100% realistic to wonder why a country with supposedly 90 million not working needs another 30 million, their entire families, to live for generations on our work. England did this and that country is done, toast.
Boss BasherPerson was signed in when posted
06:53 PM ET (US)
/m52299 You're awful Judgemental, about someone you don't know. I thought you were just asking questions, seeking information about him for comparative purposes. But no. So, if you want to be a jerkoff like In With The In Crowd (and I STILL say: "IF"), I won't bother answering anymore of your posts. If you are just Musing out loud and not insisting upon a point, I will demur. Your choice. Either way, my way is better than the hard-core Conservative Way so many seem to espouse. All you're working toward, or voting for, is to get the noses cut off your own faces, and leave your grandchildren a very mean-spirited, "Dog Eat Dog" world. That's not what I want for my grandchildren. If the govt. has problems with their budget, I say "F**K YOU, stop pursuing illegal wars on the taxpayers' credit card, and supporting Mega-Corporations with tax breaks - because THAT'S where the shortfalls are coming from - not from the pensions of postal workers, or the (alleged) programs for how to handle illegal aliens. Comparing the expenditures of Millions VS. TRILLIONS is laughable to me. NeoCons get all whipped up by Corporate Media, and are the most Gullible lot of people I've ever heard of, in human history. Simply get on the TV, and BRAY like an ASS, about some "GUY" across the street from them, who's living on Easy Street on the taxpayers' nickel, and they're all ready to take up the torches and pitchforks. They never even stop to LOOK, to see if the IS a guy living across the street. THAT is the typical mindset of the American Conservative these days.

The father of American Conservatism, William F. Buckley Jr., was a brilliant man - and before his death, he SQUIRMED, as he penned one of his last Essays, about how the Republican/TP Party probably won't survive, because they are all a bunch of moronic assholes. His lifes' work was being defamed and destroyed before his eyes, due to Radicalism among American Conservatives, and Buckley himself was one of the first to put it into print.

THIS http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/220...illiam-f-buckley-jr is one of several such articles by Buckley, that I refer to above. Buckley knew what he was talking about, even if you didn't go along with ALL his ideas. At least he always made sense. Modern NeoCons make no sense at all.

Enough Soapbox for me. I have proclaimed that I will avoid political rants, but when someone lures me in with a question, then pronounces "Ah-HA! Gotcha!" - believe me, I'm not impressed. Cheap shit, is all it is. Goodnight.
Will MunnyPerson was signed in when posted
02:37 PM ET (US)
Bugging Basher again, but let's see: friend has decided he won't work again, even though day labor or fast food he could start tonight. 3 years. Gets free money occasionally. COPD? I'll guess the butts, and I smoke so not making any excuses. Could not pay for medical care? I'll just bet he got it for free, since in my state illegals get over $275 million a year. Now, he pays less than you for health care, after you busted ass for 35 years or whatever. And "it's all good" here, where half the country now is supported by...the rest of us. Lennon and Marx, move over. "...Imagine..."
in with the incrowdPerson was signed in when posted
06:43 AM ET (US)
Obama's policy of cap and trade requires power plants to retrofit their power systems to meet much tougher carbon emission standards. The cost of the new euipment will be paid by us,the rate payers.Depending what state you reside in,your power rates could increase by 50%.The religion of climate change requires you to open your wallet.
Boss BasherPerson was signed in when posted
02:00 AM ET (US)
/m52288 We're old friends, but I'm not filled in on ALL the details of his personal life. Except to say that he's in his early 60s, but not yet 65 - so could not sign up for Medicare. He's already applied for (and gotten) his Early Social Security at 62, in view of the fact that he's been out of work for over 3 years now, and has given up looking for work. He USED to have Savings, but has run it to Zero, and has been receiving SMALL advances on his anticipated Inheritance - the occasional $1,000 or so. IN the midst of all this, he developed a serious case of COPD (along with other minor health issues), and could not pay for medical care.

When ACA went into effect, he was NOTIFIED (along with being called by his Dr.) that he should immediately apply for MediCAID, and the rest went as I said in my other Post. There may be other factors involved, but I did not Quiz him about everything - I just listened, mostly. End result: He actually has better coverage than I do, with his Medicaid - his Co-Payments are FAR LESS than mine, especially for Prescriptions.

I am ASSUMING that, when he turns 65, he will be switched to MediCARE, but I am not sure if he can stay on MediCAID then, or not.
redshift186Person was signed in when posted
12:25 AM ET (US)
INCREASE by 50%?
Edited 07-27-2014 12:26 AM
in with the incrowdPerson was signed in when posted
11:16 PM ET (US)
Considering other view points is not your strong suit just remember you heard it here first...
TAEPerson was signed in when posted
11:06 PM ET (US)
Dumb shit
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