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

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Thread: Are YOU willing to 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
    i asked for age specifically becasue i think older people would vote dirrentelty than younger people. i was also hoping for those who deride entitlement programs to weigh in......no surprise they have not.
    I'am not a fan of entitlement programs. I thought you just wanted to know who would opt in or out?
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    Re: Are YOU willing to give up YOUR Social Security?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    see, you and i agree. why should anyone think it's fair to give the wealthy tax breaks when the same people want to take away ss? how can people be so stupid?

    How can you miss the point so badly?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    see, you and i agree. why should anyone think it's fair to give the wealthy tax breaks when the same people want to take away ss? how can people be so stupid?
    What makes social security so sacrosanct? Is it because another generation promised themselves security in their retirements that they might not deserve? Is it because you have been conditioned to suck the tit of the government in your old age the same way you did your mother's in your infancy? Why is the younger generation to be saddled with the debt of helping the older one keep promises it never should have made at our expense anyway?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Dog View Post
    I'am 40. I'am willing to give up my social security, based upon the current SS witholdings being placed into a private account. Preferably a 401K type.
    I recall a member on another board, very conservative, who touted the investing of his SS. He lost a crap load the last Wllstreet down turn. He admitted his error in thinking. If your young enough, you can recover from these things, but if they happen late, you lose. A gamble is a gamble, always.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    except you were never promised what you paid in.
    Can you explain this please?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Nonplussed View Post
    What makes social security so sacrosanct? Is it because another generation promised themselves security in their retirements that they might not deserve? Is it because you have been conditioned to suck the tit of the government in your old age the same way you did your mother's in your infancy? Why is the younger generation to be saddled with the debt of helping the older one keep promises it never should have made at our expense anyway?
    quite a nasty response. hmm.

    wow. in a word, no. got anything sensible to add, or do you plan to just post bull****?

    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 Boo Radley View Post
    I recall a member on another board, very conservative, who touted the investing of his SS. He lost a crap load the last Wllstreet down turn. He admitted his error in thinking. If your young enough, you can recover from these things, but if they happen late, you lose. A gamble is a gamble, always.
    I agree with you. The gamble could also apply to me collecting SS. One can have faith in the entitlement not going bankrupt. One can also have faith in the market to fund his/her retirement.
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    Re: Are YOU willing to give up YOUR Social Security?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    quite a nasty response. hmm.

    wow. in a word, no. got anything sensible to add, or do you plan to just post bull****?
    Nasty response is right on.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    quite a nasty response. hmm.

    wow. in a word, no. got anything sensible to add, or do you plan to just post bull****?
    I asked a legitimate series of questions. I'm sorry that they may have struck a sour note with you but then, those who are planning to be dependent on the dole for their life's bread often find sourness in reasonable observations of the selfishness of their plan.

    So you can dodge and scramble to deflect from anyone noticing the elephant in the room but at the end of the day, the question still remains: exactly why is Social Security so sacrosanct to you? What responsibility does the collective younger generation have to shoulder the debt of promises an older generation made to itself, for itself, at the expense of all those who would come after?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    How can you miss the point so badly?
    i made my point.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

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


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