View Poll Results: Do you view social security is an entitlement that can be altered?

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  • Yes, it should be eliminated completely.

    45 50.00%
  • Yes, I could handle a small level of program reduction.

    6 6.67%
  • No, its my money, and the government has no right to touch it.

    32 35.56%
  • I dont know and/or it depends on what is offered as a replacement program.

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    Re: Do you view Social Security as an entitlement?

    SS is an "earned benefit".
    So is caviar and a Porsche, but progressive tax liberals would like to see me never have these things.

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    Re: Do you view Social Security as an entitlement?

    Quote Originally Posted by EarlzP View Post
    SS is not a hand out, you can label it any way you want to, under Reagan SS deductions were doubled to ensure that it would be there. It is not a program designed for hard times it is a retirement plan paid into like any other pension program. Monies may have been taken out of SS but treasurey notes were left. The governemnt "borrowed" from SS
    I imagine you think pension plans are brilliant? Yes? Don't answer that it really doesn't matter.

    You can view it anyway you please but its a forced retirement plan on millions of people to the benefit of the people that need it.

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    Re: Do you view Social Security as an entitlement?

    Quote Originally Posted by EarlzP View Post
    SS is not a hand out, you can label it any way you want to, under Reagan SS deductions were doubled to ensure that it would be there. It is not a program designed for hard times it is a retirement plan paid into like any other pension program
    It is a -supplemental- retirement benefit. It was never intended to be the SOLE source of retirement income.
    If you pay into SS, you are entitled to receive -a- benefit.
    Note that there is no guarantee of the amount of that benefit, and so 'we paid into it' is not an argument against a benefit reduction.

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    Re: Do you view Social Security as an entitlement?

    I view it as a not-for-profit insurance program for seniors
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    Re: Do you view Social Security as an entitlement?

    Quote Originally Posted by PzKfW IVe View Post
    Note that there is no guarantee of the amount of that benefit, and so 'we paid into it' is not an argument against a benefit reduction.
    Thank you god for that arbitrary ruling. Are there any other line of reasoning we should all cross off the list while you are at it?
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    Re: Do you view Social Security as an entitlement?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Thank you god for that arbitrary ruling. Are there any other line of reasoning we should all cross off the list while you are at it?
    You have a long and storied history of -refusing- to accept reality.
    Good to see you'vre remianed consistent.

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    Re: Do you view Social Security as an entitlement?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba
    I view it as a not-for-profit insurance program for seniors
    We have that. It's called MediCare.

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    Re: Do you view Social Security as an entitlement?

    Quote Originally Posted by PzKfW IVe View Post
    You have a long and storied history of -refusing- to accept reality.
    Good to see you'vre remianed consistent.
    Your opinion is not reality. It is your opinion.
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    Re: Do you view Social Security as an entitlement?

    The Constitution does not state that the federal government has the right to operate a pension system. Yes it is an entitlement and the system is no longer sustainable
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    Re: Do you view Social Security as an entitlement?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Highway View Post
    The Constitution does not state that the federal government has the right to operate a pension system. Yes it is an entitlement and the system is no longer sustainable
    Do you think the US Supreme Court has heard that one?

    Why is it not sustainable?
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