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Really very nicely done.


Well, done, Dean!


Well done, both your story and Dean's rendition. It's no flight of fancy, either. The guy who comes out to service my furnace obviously has arthritis pretty bad in his knees. I recognize the halting walk on the stairs, the leaning on the furnace to take his weight off his joints when he gets up from kneeling.

We're both in our late fifties; we can't get full SS until we're 67. Osteoarthritis only gets worse, especially if you continue to stress the joints. Will he be able to enjoy a nice walk in the park when he retires, or will every step be a twinge of pain? Will his privatized Medicare cover joint replacements?

Earl Bockenfeld

Orrin Hatch: The 'Poor' Should Do More To Shrink Debt, But Not Just The Rich. Karl Marx said, The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs.

I might have to agree with Senator Hatch. Most of the poor have two kidneys, they could sell one to pay down on the national debt, by making a donation to the Koch Brothers or to a needy hedge-fund manager. My guess is those who have to go on working with just one kidney would have to use more Medicare than the old workers with the original set of two kidneys.

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