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Having trouble strechhhhing your Social Security/Pension? Well hell, move to Chiang Mai, Thailand!

Via: Buy (RENT) in Chiang Mai

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Size : 60 sqm (646 sf)

Bedrooms : 2
Bathrooms : 2
Furnished : Fully
Airconditioned : Fully
Floor :
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Location : Chareon muang Rd. Soi 8 (Soi Kai Daeng)

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1y Contract :6,500 THB/month (6,500 @ 32.50 =  $200 USD per month!)
6m Contract : 7,500 THB/month

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Nice 60sqm. condo for rent in PP Condominium with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms.  All come fully furnished , living room with open kitchen  Very nice and quiet place.

This condo is located close to Train Station and Super Highway. Only 10 minutes to Central Festival,Big-C,Makro and  Chaing Mai Bus terminal.

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– See more at: http://www.buyinchiangmai.com/ppf-204.html#sthash.YJIAH2VJ.dpuf

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June 27, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

The Retirement Apocalypse That ISN’T Coming

Via:Bloomberg

 

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Grandma’s much-anticipated Arctic cruise becomes a slow drift away on an ice floe. Grandpa mortgages his kidneys to pay for a new heart. Social Security is deader than disco and “IRA” only refers to guys named Ira.

That bleak vision is only a slight exaggeration of the catastrophes foretold by many experts, the media and financial firms.

It’s a scare tactic that’s moved the tone of the U.S. savings and retirement conversation from a constructive call to action to an alarmist frenzy. No one argues that building a solid financial future is easy — wages are stagnant, markets have been disappointing and Americans are getting older and living longer. Still, retirement isn’t going the way of the carrier pigeon. Innovative retirement plans and new policies and products point to a future richer than many workers imagine.

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Fear is a poor motivator, as those who advocate exercise and smoking cessation know. Environmentalists have also figured this out. One study found that the more catastrophic the prediction about climate change, the more skeptical listeners became. Dire scenarios often cause people to give up, throwing up their hands in the face of a seemingly insurmountable challenge. It’s something Erik Carter, who travels around the country for financial adviser Financial Finesse, sees all the time. When he speaks with workers about retirement, pessimists far outnumber optimists: “They’re discouraged to take any action, because they just don’t think they’re going to retire.”

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At the heart of their fear is the fate of the financial safety net we subsidize with every paycheck. Just 6 percent of the millennial generation expect to get their full benefits from Social Security, according to the Pew Research Center. Half believe they’ll get nothing at all. The trust fund built up to pay for Baby Boomer retirements does run out in 2033, but even then Social Security should be able to pay 77 percent of benefits. And that’s assuming politicians can’t find extra revenue for what is arguably the government’s most popular and effective program.

Pew finds more than 80 percent of all generations, including millennials, support Social Security and Medicare.

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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-05-19/the-retirement-apocalypse-that-isn-t-coming.html?cmpid=yhoo

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And then, you have ass-holes like Ayn Rand Paul saying Social Security is goin to run out of money in the next ten-years –

Well, NO its NOT!

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May 20, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Social Secuity

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“If you want America to be what we want it to be” – programs like Social Secuity and Medicare must be abolished.

Not ‘reformed’ – ABOLISHED.”

– Eric Cantor (R-VA)  – House Majority LEADER

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Don’t let the Republicans take it away from you, Vote BLUE in 2014!

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March 25, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Eric Cantor (R-VA) – ‘GOP Moron of the Day’

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“If you want America to be what we want it to be” – programs like Social Secuity and Medicare must be abolished.

Not “reformed” – ABOLISHED.

– Eric Cantor – House Majority LEADER

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Turn the House BLUE in 2014!

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February 24, 2014 Posted by | GOP morons | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Quote of the Day”

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Yes, he’s talking ’bout me; and damn proud of it!

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January 7, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Social Security – Did you know?

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Did I know?

YES I KNOW!

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I also know, millionaire libertarian ass-holes like Ron Paul, who want to abolish Social Secuity, collect FULL Social Security.

Deficit Reduction? – Okay, implement a ‘means test’. Let’s say you make $500,000 a year, you will receive ZERO Social Security!

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October 14, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

“Quotes of the Day”

Via: Buzzfeed

“The word ‘voucher’ was “a poll tested word designed to scare today’s seniors.”

– Paul Ryan – Sept 21, 2012

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“Converting Medicare into defined contribution sort of voucher system.”

Paul Ryan – 2009

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“I would also say to people, look, we are going to you a voucher to get private health insurance to meet you needs.”

Paul Ryan – 2010

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See the videos, HERE:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/paul-ryan-didnt-always-shy-away-from-the-word-vo

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personal thought:

An estimated $6,000 a year voucher you can use to buy private insurance isn’t goin’ to cut it.

I’m not even sure if ANY insurance companies will cover you pre-existing conditions such as diabetes or heart problems.

I think seniors will be totally fk’d with a Romney/Ryan administration.

Protect Social Seurity and Medicare, Re-Elect Obama/Biden!

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October 14, 2012 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons, Paul Ryan, President Obama, Romney | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Quote of the Day”

“Oh look – they’re wishing us good luck!’

– Punk the Penquin

Save Medicare AND Social Security – Re-Elect Obama/Biden!

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August 21, 2012 Posted by | 2012, Paul Ryan, President Obama, Romney | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) – ‘GOP Moron of the Day’

Via: Raw Story

Soledad O’Brien: “At the end of the day, that same number crunching was voted on by virtually every single Republican in 2011 and then again in 2012. That is fair to say,” O’Brien pointed out, adding that both Romney and Ryan had promised to “save” Medicare by turning it into a “voucher program.”

Chaffetz: “No, it’s not!” 

O’Brien: “It’s not a voucher program?”

Chaffetz: “It is not a voucher program. It is a premium support, and that is totally different than a voucher program. And every time somebody says, ‘Oh, it’s a voucher program,’ it’s false, it’s misleading, it’s derogatory and it’s inaccurate. That is not what it does.”

O’Brien: “You will give people money to go and buy their own insurance, right? But we’re arguing over symantics. At the end of the day, isn’t it — you would give someone money to buy their own insurance.”

Chafffetz: “No, a premium support program is different than a voucher program.”

O’Brien: “Walk me through how it’s different.”

Chaffetz: “Because some people that have maybe more needs or medical needs or they have less income, they’re going to have more flexibility and more assets to go and do what they need to do in order to have some choice and flexibility and create competition in the marketplace.”

O’Brien: “Which is they get a VOUCHER TO GO BUY SOMETHING!”.

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Read more, HERE:

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/08/17/soledad-obrien-schools-republican-rep-claiming-ryan-medicare-plan-not-vouchers/

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personal thought:

SENIORS: I think the proposed $8,000 per year ‘premium support program’ VOUCHER might be enough IF you remain healthy.

However, IF you have a chronic condition, or say you need a by-pass or hip replacement, you are absolutely f*cked!

Q: Let’s say you have a pre-existing condition (heart diesease, diabetes, etc, etc) what comany in their right mind would insure you?

A: No company will, and you will be UN-INSURED!

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Save Medicare AND Social Security, RE-Elect Obama/Biden!

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August 18, 2012 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons, Paul Ryan, President Obama, Romney | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

77 Years After It Became Law, Social Security Keeps 20 MILLION Americans Out Of Poverty

Via: Think Progress

Today marks the 77th anniversary of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signing the Social Security Act into law, creating arguably America’s most successful social program.

“We can never insure one hundred percent of the population against one hundred percent of the hazards and vicissitudes of life, but we have tried to frame a law which will give some measure of protection to the average citizen and to his family against the loss of a job and against poverty-ridden old age.”

– President Franklin Delano Roosevelt – August 14, 1935

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Read more, HERE:

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/08/14/690661/social-security-poverty-77/

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earlier post:

‘How to Fix Social Security’

https://seattle98.wordpress.com/2012/08/13/how-to-fix-social-security/

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Save Social Security, Save Our Country – Re-Elect Obama/Biden!

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August 16, 2012 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons, Paul Ryan, President Obama, Romney | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment