Toby's outside chatting with the woman who must be Senator Brainerd, trying to convince her to go along with him and Gaines. She wants to know where POTUS is on this; Toby says he's 100\% supportive. She says she won't raise the retirement age. Toby: "No, no, no...we have to share the pain." Brainerd: "Easy for us to say. We don't carry sheet metal for a living. We don't work hard, physical jobs like welding, plumbing..." Toby says that FDR didn't intend for Americans to pay for twenty years of shuffleboard after retirement. I guess he intended for them to die at seventy. Brainerd: "Tell that to the sheet metal worker whose tendons are shot by fifty-five." Toby: "Having no Social Security works wonders on the tendons." She wonders if he's not concerned about political fallout. He says he is, but: "This isn't politics, it's history. And there is no easy way to get in the book." Brainerd agrees to talk, but makes no commitments.
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