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    Re: Would you support means testing for Social Security Benefits?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey Shane View Post
    !zing!

    Good one Will. But, uh, well... you know I'm not.
    so in fact you already agree with the concept behind means-testing Social Security.

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    Re: Would you support means testing for Social Security Benefits?

    Id support letting us who want to get our money back and not have to be part of this unconstitutional ponzi scheme

    means tested is a violation of this ponzi scheme



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    Re: Would you support means testing for Social Security Benefits?

    I agree with Stillballin that the options are too restrictive. I would say that anyone should get back what they paid in over the years, but after that, I would support means testing...
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    Re: Would you support means testing for Social Security Benefits?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Id support letting us who want to get our money back and not have to be part of this unconstitutional ponzi scheme

    means tested is a violation of this ponzi scheme
    but the idea you just endorsed punishes the most productive members of society and rewards the slackers. That goes against everything you have ever pontificated about here.
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    Re: Would you support means testing for Social Security Benefits?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    but the idea you just endorsed punishes the most productive members of society and rewards the slackers. That goes against everything you have ever pontificated about here.
    this is really stupid. how so? why shouldn't smart productive people be able to get out of this government forced ponzi scheme

    its the slackers, sloths, parasites and union slugs who want to use the ponzi scheme as another income redistributionist tool for the dems



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    Re: Would you support means testing for Social Security Benefits?

    Yes, I am in favor of means-testing Social Security and raising the retirement age.

    Social Security should be a program purely for those who don't make enough money to save for retirement themselves, so that if they become incapable of working, they won't be left helpless.

    But the government should run it. I trust the government to make fairer and more informed decisions than private companies.
    Last edited by Cameron; 04-15-11 at 09:47 PM.

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    Re: Would you support means testing for Social Security Benefits?

    Who supports means testing for paying social security taxes? That means the rich don't pay any.
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    Re: Would you support means testing for Social Security Benefits?

    Quote Originally Posted by Krhazy View Post
    But the government should run it. I trust the government to make fairer and more informed decisions than private companies.





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    Re: Would you support means testing for Social Security Benefits?

    Yes, I would support means testing... but not for people making just above poverty level. There are millions of retirees who have pensions at 70%-80% of their highest year's salary, millions with pensions of more than $150,000 a year. Do they need social security benefits to pay the bills? I don't think so. Right now, even multi-millionaires are given SS benefits that are nothing more than chump change to them. Wealthy retirees should be screened out, in my opinon, but seniors trying to exist on $35,000-$45,000 a year are not wealthy retirees. They are folks who are subsidizing their annual $12,000 SS benefits by drawing down their retirement savings just to survive.
    Last edited by DiAnna; 04-15-11 at 10:21 PM.

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    Re: Would you support means testing for Social Security Benefits?

    Quote Originally Posted by Krhazy View Post
    I trust the government to make fairer and more informed decisions than private companies.
    I don't trust either. Don't know what other choices we'd have though.

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