In many places you can get a state government pension without even working for the state government.
Washington hears from interest groups that represent everything from medical specialties to cattlemen to professional wrestlers. Now there's an organization for one of the largest constituencies in the country: homeowners.
Nearly every week brings new stories and statistics about how tough the job market is for older Americans. (A headline earlier this year in the New York Times: "In Hard Economy for All Ages, Older Isn't Better ... It's Brutal."
Susan Milligan has been visiting six Election 2012 battleground states to talk with 50-plus voters for a report that will be published in the September issue of the AARP Bulletin. She posted this from Missouri.
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