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Happy New Year 2013

brobinson Wrote: Dec 29, 2012 10:49 PM
I agree with much of your article, but I don't understand the "selfish baby boomer" comment. I am absolutely not selfish, but do I, as a middle class American, expect social security that I've paid into for 40 years (and by the time I retire it will be 50 or more) to be there for me?Yes, Yes, Yes. I'm an educator in Oklahoma. Educators in Texas don't pay into social security, so they don't draw it, but their great retirement makes up the difference.

WASHINGTON -- It's "Auld Lang Syne" time again. Robert Burns is credited with "collecting" the lyrics for the old Scottish drinking and dancing ballad that's become a traditional part of New Year's festivities. The most memorable verses -- "should old acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind" and the chorus, "for auld lang syne, my dear, for auld lang syne, we'll take a cup o' kindness yet for auld lang syne" -- are often described as reminders of "the good old times" amid new beginnings. That's a tough task this year. Saying goodbye to 2012 won't be hard. But looking...