View Poll Results: Is Social Security a Ponzi Scheme?

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  • Yes - absolutely

    41 42.71%
  • Yes - it's more-or-less the same as

    35 36.46%
  • No - but it's pretty close

    5 5.21%
  • No - not even close

    24 25.00%
  • Social Security is safe and secure, please stop scaring people.

    14 14.58%
  • This is a crummy question with no relevance.

    1 1.04%
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Thread: Is Social Security a Ponzi Scheme?

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    Re: Is Social Security a Ponzi Scheme?

    Not if congreaa would put back all they took from it. It would go on for ever. But then Obama wasted even more on failed BS programs.

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    Re: Is Social Security a Ponzi Scheme?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    The problem with Social Security has nothing to do with the aspects that conservatives claim that it's a ponzi scheme.

    Rather, the problem with Social Security is that Congress is willing to borrow out of the fund and claims it will pay it back with interest.

    If Congress were to make it illegal to borrow out of SS to pay for other things many of the problems with it would go away.
    While you may not think both are Ponzi Schemes, it sounds like you believe both are run by crooks.
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    Re: Is Social Security a Ponzi Scheme?

    ..............duh?

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    Re: Is Social Security a Ponzi Scheme?

    Quote Originally Posted by GreenvilleGrows View Post
    Yes? No? Why?
    How about this for a comparison:

    Madoff: $50 Billion. NO mandate to "invest" in his scheme.

    Social Security: $50 TRILLION--1000 times bigger than Madoff's scheme. MANDATED -- You are forced to "invest."

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