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Worst states for retirement
posted at February 11, 2012 9:29 AM EST
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I'm disappointed with then shallow analysis that went into the worst states for retirement piece.
The writer buys into the bumper sticker level of thought about for example taxes--as though
that which fuels our civil society is a curse, not an investment in our children, good roads, excellent schools, and progressive taxation.
Skipping the frigid weather charge against Wisconsin (nonsense) the case for a negative rating is taxes. Give us a break. We who have lived a long(er) time, who appreciate that our kids had the benefit of schools "purchased" by investments of neighbors (taxes) are not about to buy into the usual right-wing stuff about taxes--the price we pay
and gladly for the democracy we believe in
In fact low tax states are those that refuse to invest in that which makes our government effective, our streets safe, our children educated well (vs Mississippi or Texas--low taxes, miserable schools). Wisconsin is a great state where citizens are willing to pay for the values we have. Time for AARP to avoid the simpl;e and shallow answers to complex questions.
James T. Sykes