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    Re: Are YOU willing to give up YOUR Social Security?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    what we receive from ss when we retire is NOT what we paid in. so how would you fund the poorest, and the disabled, and survivor children?
    Good point.

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    Re: Are YOU willing to give up YOUR Social Security?

    Yes and I'm under 40.

    I say "yes" as long as the entire SS branch is revamped to ONLY help those who cannot help themselves. Lazy, fat asses and illegal aliens aren't included here.


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    Re: Are YOU willing to give up YOUR Social Security?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I would be willing to see an alternative to SS, but the same % of one's payroll must be contributed and that money cannot be touched, even through bankruptcy until retirement. However, it would be up to the person to choose their investment.
    You can do that on your own. Why would you need the government to keep your money for you?


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    Re: Are YOU willing to give up YOUR Social Security?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    You can do that on your own. Why would you need the government to keep your money for you?
    I am not everyone, some people need to be protected from themselves. There are people who would immediately spend a bunch of saved up money and if such a system were to work, those people would have to be prevented from doing so.

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    Re: Are YOU willing to give up YOUR Social Security?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Its a crap question based on if personal greed will come into account. I have no personal greed when it comes to my principles. I have never wanted social security nor do I desire it now and if I live to be hundred and have nothing to show for myself I will think the same.

    Btw, I'm 28.
    I started working full time at 17 and "paying" into SS, did you catch the key word "paying" . SS benefits are not a gift from the government they were deducted from our pay checks every pay day, no one said you can chose whether or not you want to contribute. Many people have paid into SS for most of their life, paid to educate our children and now you have the gall to call us greedy because we want a return on our SS investment. I have a better idea why don't you and those who think like you increase the amount you pay in to insure that the SS program continues

    Btw I am 64

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    Re: Are YOU willing to give up YOUR Social Security?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I am not everyone, some people need to be protected from themselves. There are people who would immediately spend a bunch of saved up money and if such a system were to work, those people would have to be prevented from doing so.
    Oy. I really don't get why the nanny government is so appealing to people.


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    Re: Are YOU willing to give up YOUR Social Security?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Oy. I really don't get why the nanny government is so appealing to people.
    Because some people recognize that a great number of decisions someone makes has an affect on other people's lives for right or wrong, deserved or undeserved. Other people seem to think they are an island and everything in their life, good or ill, is their doing. Why wouldn't you want to be protected from the devastating affect of other people's bad choices?
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    Re: Are YOU willing to give up YOUR Social Security?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Yes and I'm under 40.

    I say "yes" as long as the entire SS branch is revamped to ONLY help those who cannot help themselves. Lazy, fat asses and illegal aliens aren't included here.
    um.......do you get a pension and ss when you retire, mellie?

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Are YOU willing to give up YOUR Social Security?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Because some people recognize that every decision someone makes has an affect on other people's lives for right or wrong, deserved or undeserved. Other people seem to think they are an island and everything in their life, good or ill, is their doing.
    Okay, so how about make it an option. If you choose to have SS taken out of your paychecks and saved for you until you're at retirement age, go for it. If you choose to do it on your own, go for it.


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    Re: Are YOU willing to give up YOUR Social Security?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    um.......do you get a pension and ss when you retire, mellie?
    Uh...yes. That's how it works.


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