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Paul Krugman: Life, Death and Deficits

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Right now the most dangerous zombie is probably the claim that rising life expectancy justifies a rise in both the Social Security retirement age and the age of eligibility for Medicare. Even some Democrats -- including, according to reports, the president -- have seemed susceptible to this argument. But it's a cruel, foolish idea -- cruel in the case of Social Security, foolish in the case of Medicare -- and we shouldn't let it eat our brains. What we know for sure is that there is no good case for denying older Americans access to the programs they count on. This should be a red line in any budget negotiations, and we can only hope that Mr. Obama doesn't betray his supporters by crossing it.

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unnecessary to add, given the author, probably tru... by BFalcon on Sunday, Nov 18, 2012 at 6:15:23 AM
why, in order to spruce up the economy; we don't a... by molly cruz on Sunday, Nov 18, 2012 at 11:48:40 AM