View Poll Results: Would you give up your Social Security?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    Discuss.

    i vote no, and i am over 40.
    Yes, I'm under 40.

    I believe we should pay out the benefits due to those over 40 who have been paying in all these years, but as for me, to hell with the cheese let me out of the trap.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Yes, I'm under 40.

    I believe we should pay out the benefits due to those over 40 who have been paying in all these years, but as for me, to hell with the cheese let me out of the trap.
    thanks. 12345

    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 Mickey Shane View Post
    Well you certainly can't put the blame on the Gen-Y'ers. Ya'll have never dealt with responsibility before. It might be too much of a shock to your overprotected lives.
    What makes you think I am a gen Y'er?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    wait a minute. baby boomers ran like scared chickens from their war, spent the rest of their lives generally mooching off of their parents, and are now set to try to pass on the costs of their retirement to their children, having completely failed to save for themselves. when have they ever demonstrated responsibility?
    They haven't. They lost the Vietnam War, if they even fought in it rather than dodging the draft as was so common among them. They have been the most consumption driven generation in history. They raped and pillaged the planet to feed their ever growing, gluttonous appetites for showing off the wealth (they didn't even accumulate themselves) with bigger and bigger cars and McMansions. And now they cry about needing Social Security to cover the expense of their retirements as snowbirds in Florida rather than being responsible seniors and giving to the next generation instead of sucking it dry to feed their unnatural attempts at making old age a second, irresponsible childhood.

    **** 'em. Let 'em eat cat food if that's what it takes to make them an example to the next generation of what a gluttonous society will come to.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    wait a minute. baby boomers ran like scared chickens from their war, spent the rest of their lives generally mooching off of their parents, and are now set to try to pass on the costs of their retirement to their children, having completely failed to save for themselves. when have they ever demonstrated responsibility?
    We did what! Whose war?

    At 14 I was helping my father with a 90# jack hammer dig out for the foundation in decomposed granite for the new building for my parents business, etc. USAF í68-í72 that delayed my BS. Paid my SS taxes. Collecting now.

    If I had screwed up my investments like many others have, I could survive on my SS check. But twice I was mostly out of stocks when they were hit. We got back in essentially at the bottom. Then we were able to sell property at the peak and buy where home values were already depressed. Last year bought back in our original geographic location at 1/3 the price. Cash left over.

    So, you are counting on everyone will be as disciplined and lucky as we were. Didnít happen. Many of my peers, boomers, will only have their SS checks.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by OhIsee.Then View Post
    We did what! Whose war?

    At 14 I was helping my father with a 90# jack hammer dig out for the foundation in decomposed granite for the new building for my parents business, etc. USAF ’68-’72 that delayed my BS. Paid my SS taxes. Collecting now.

    If I had screwed up my investments like many others have, I could survive on my SS check. But twice I was mostly out of stocks when they were hit. We got back in essentially at the bottom. Then we were able to sell property at the peak and buy where home values were already depressed. Last year bought back in our original geographic location at 1/3 the price. Cash left over.

    So, you are counting on everyone will be as disciplined and lucky as we were. Didn’t happen. Many of my peers, boomers, will only have their SS checks.
    cpwill is nothing more then a button pusher or who knows maybe a troll, we know the facts because we lived them. SS will not be eliminated any time in the near future, any party that threatens SS will find out what happens to them at the polls on election day.

    Your right their are many people that depend on SS benefits for the necessities like food, clothing, housing and medical needs, SS is not a hand out it is a benefit paid for by many years of hard work, I intend to draw my SS for many years to come

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey Shane View Post
    All I see here is a bunch of young spoiled punks that don't want to help their elders. Of course, a message board is a horrible example of a cross section of the country's population. Combine that with the fact that SS isn't going to go away and all the young punks are going to have their payments deducted from their checks, or their tax returns audited, and they are going to pay into SS for their whole working lives.

    And there is absolutely nothing that they can do about it except cry like babies.

    Edit: Now get off of my lawn!
    Actually, I'm an elder. When I look at the soon to be elders, the baby boomers, what I see are a bunch of self-absorbed, self-importent, self-centered people many of whom have done absolutely nothing to prepare for old age and think you owe them a better lifestyle. Most I know that are newly on SS don't hesitate to tell you that people who are still working should pay higher taxes to benefit them.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Patrickt View Post
    Actually, I'm an elder. When I look at the soon to be elders, the baby boomers, what I see are a bunch of self-absorbed, self-importent, self-centered people many of whom have done absolutely nothing to prepare for old age and think you owe them a better lifestyle. Most I know that are newly on SS don't hesitate to tell you that people who are still working should pay higher taxes to benefit them.
    It's also funny, too...I read a report yesterday that 40% of baby boomers are taking their SS early, too. Spoiled, worthless generation.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by OhIsee.Then View Post
    We did what! Whose war?
    yours. both my grandfathers went willfully to WWII, and I volunteered for the Marines and went to Iraq, but the baby boomers flipped a lid when asked to go to Vietnam.

    If I had screwed up my investments like many others have, I could survive on my SS check. But twice I was mostly out of stocks when they were hit. We got back in essentially at the bottom. Then we were able to sell property at the peak and buy where home values were already depressed. Last year bought back in our original geographic location at 1/3 the price. Cash left over.
    good for you! very nice.

    So, you are counting on everyone will be as disciplined and lucky as we were.
    no, i'm not. i'm expecting them to have a minimum of discipline and the generic "luck" of an S&P 500 index fund.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Nonplussed View Post
    It's also funny, too...I read a report yesterday that 40% of baby boomers are taking their SS early, too. Spoiled, worthless generation.
    : well maybe their greed and sloth will be our salvation after all. they are too instant-gratification-oriented to really screw us on SS.

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