Yes, if I get a refund on everything I've paid into it. I won't even ask for interest.
Before you criticize someone you should walk a mile in their shoes, that way when you do criticize them you'll be a mile away and you'll have their shoes.
Let's start with how you or liblady defines an entitlement. If you buy an annuity from goldman sachs that says that if you pay in a certain amount they in turn will pay you X dollars a month for the rest of your life. That is what an annuity is. Now for people who have actually worked for 40 years, made their annuity payments ( and actually are getting a lousy return on their investment) and then recieve the agreed upon payment by month ( which the government gets to set) is that what you call entitlement. Some might call it a return on their investment.
I find this whole discussion about entitlements a strawman to cloud the deficit issue. People who do not want to rein in any spending conflate social security and medicare as entitlements, thus part of the spending problem.
Most people even slightly educated about the finances of this country understand that in the short term, both medicare are social security are fully funded. As a matter of fact social security alone is in surplus of about $4 trillion. The social security fund actually owns treasuries to this amount.
So perhaps the question might be more aptly posed. Do we want to alow the federal government to steal monies that have been put away by citizens, no different than had they put the money into a 401K.
Just think of the outrage from you and others like you if the investment companies holding trillions of dollars of citizens 401Ks decided, hey let's take the money these folks put away to retire and buy windmills with the money instead. If they ask for their money back, call them crybabies and not sure what you said about them sucking something.
which makes me typical, at least in the former regard:
A USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds that a majority of retirees say they expect their current benefits to be cut, a dramatic increase in the number who hold that view. And a record six of 10 non-retirees predict Social Security won't be able to pay them benefits when they stop working.
Skepticism is highest among the youngest workers: Three-fourths of those 18 to 34 don't expect to get a Social Security check when they retire....
all i ask, since i know that at current I will pay my entire working life (since economists are near universal that the employers' match comes out of employee compensation, that means I am paying 15% of my income every year, no small amount) into an entitlement system that I will never recieve anything from, is that I be allowed to keep a portion of that in my own, private account.
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
I may be wrong.
im under 40 and i expect to not get social security when im older. I hope it goes away, we should all be responsible for our own retirement.