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    Re: Are you willing to give up you social security to end the new deal?

    Quote Originally Posted by FallingPianos View Post
    it seems to me that the best way to deal with this is to say that everyone over 45 will continue to be eligable for SS benifits, but no one else will be. everyone will continue paying taxes into it until all those 45 year olds die. something to that effect at least. I'm not sure what the demographic projections say about how that would be funded.
    I agree that it should not be changed for thoses over 45 who have worked and paid taxes into the system, however, I don't think that those who are yonger should have to pay into it. Let them or should I say force them to invest for retirement as they wish. The government will just have to suffer a little while until all those who are over 45 die.
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    Re: Are you willing to give up you social security to end the new deal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Citizen View Post
    I agree that it should not be changed for thoses over 45 who have worked and paid taxes into the system, however, I don't think that those who are yonger should have to pay into it. Let them or should I say force them to invest for retirement as they wish. The government will just have to suffer a little while until all those who are over 45 die.
    I'm 44. Why do you want me to lose my social security? I paid into the system exactly one year less than my 45 year old counterpart.

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    Re: Are you willing to give up you social security to end the new deal?

    Quote Originally Posted by missypea View Post
    I'm 44. Why do you want me to lose my social security? I paid into the system exactly one year less than my 45 year old counterpart.

    You wont see a Dime anyway....so whats the loss?

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    Re: Are you willing to give up you social security to end the new deal?

    Quote Originally Posted by tecoyah View Post
    You wont see a Dime anyway....so whats the loss?
    Fatalistic comment...sad to see such comments concerning the monies of others.

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    Re: Are you willing to give up you social security to end the new deal?

    Sure wish this poll was age specific. Then we could all see the age of the person(s) voting to dissolve SS. I would venture a guess the majority for it are younger and the majority against it are older.

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    Re: Are you willing to give up you social security to end the new deal?

    Quote Originally Posted by rsixing View Post
    Fatalistic comment...sad to see such comments concerning the monies of others.

    Uh...I'm 41...it applies to me as well as you. The likely hood of Social Security surviving 20 yrs is very slim. Had we acted ten yrs ago....or even five it could have had a chance, but as it is there are very few fixes under the current economic climate when combined with the growing influx of recipients. The system is crippled as it is, and the baby boomers are just now entering the pool.
    Combine these issues with the borrowing Bush has done against the fund, and the deposits we all make every year, and its so far in the red it must collapse.

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    Re: Are you willing to give up you social security to end the new deal?

    Quote Originally Posted by tecoyah View Post
    Uh...I'm 41...it applies to me as well as you. The likely hood of Social Security surviving 20 yrs is very slim. Had we acted ten yrs ago....or even five it could have had a chance, but as it is there are very few fixes under the current economic climate when combined with the growing influx of recipients. The system is crippled as it is, and the baby boomers are just now entering the pool.
    Combine these issues with the borrowing Bush has done against the fund, and the deposits we all make every year, and its so far in the red it must collapse.
    No I disagree. SS is not insolvent nor beyond the point of no-return. But if all American's take the attitude that SS can't be saved then the govt will insure it becomes unsalvageable.

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    Re: Are you willing to give up you social security to end the new deal?

    Quote Originally Posted by tecoyah View Post
    You wont see a Dime anyway....so whats the loss?
    You might see a dime but not much more.

    Most people just do not understand what is going to happen when the baby-boomer retirements hit full force unless their benefits are drastically cut. Why should young people have to face confiscatory tax rates to pay for old farts who spent like drunken sailors when they were in the work force.

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    Re: Are you willing to give up you social security to end the new deal?

    I've been hearing the same song, "Social Security is about to collapse" for over 30 years.

    Social Security will never collapse. To even allow it to collapse would be equivalent to mass murder with all the misery and death it would cause to place so many countless millions into the street.

    The day we turn our backs on our elderly is the day humanity no longer deserves to continue as a species.

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    Re: Are you willing to give up you social security to end the new deal?

    Quote Originally Posted by John1234 View Post
    I've been hearing the same song, "Social Security is about to collapse" for over 30 years.

    Social Security will never collapse. To even allow it to collapse would be equivalent to mass murder with all the misery and death it would cause to place so many countless millions into the street.

    The day we turn our backs on our elderly is the day humanity no longer deserves to continue as a species.
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