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 washunut View Post
    If this was at the U.N. I would ask for an english translation of this gibberish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    Did you even read the post that the other poster objected to, or just react without reading the post like he did.
    I didn't react without reading far enough into the post to realize I didn't like your tone and I gave you the courtesy of explaining to you why I felt no obligation to read any further.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    that is the dumbest analogy I have yet seen on this board.
    There are none as blind as they who will not see.

    The right wing has been attacking and campaigning against Social Security for a very long time. They have managed to poison the political well and convince some younger people NOT to support SS reform since they themselves will never get it. So then young people turn against SS and elect whack job extremists who refuse to do the necessary things like pop the cap and tax the higher earners to save it. And if they succeed and manage to convince a majority, then the system eventually does really run aground because of a lack of money that helped deny.

    It becomes a self fulfilling prophecy which they helped engineer.

    The "dumbness" is not in the analogy but in the failure of others to recognize what is actually afoot in the land.
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    Re: Are YOU willing to give up YOUR Social Security?

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post

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

    I'd prefer to get some kind of return on the money I've already thrown into the system, but the price of opting out entirely was to forgo the benefits I've already acrued, I'd do it.
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    Re: Are YOU willing to give up YOUR Social Security?

    Am I willing to give my my Social Security?

    Um, well, are we talking about the Social Security I'll never see a dime of?



    Kinda hard to give up what you're never gonna get to begin with.


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    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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

    I am seventy but I was given the option of leaving Social Security in 1966 and I did.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Nonplussed View Post
    I would prefer to give it up and have what I have paid in returned to me to invest how I see fit.
    sorry, your not getting **** back. - pshh, youve been hustled

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    My age has nothing to do with it so I didn't vote in the poll.

    The answer is yes regardless.
    it has everything to do with it, it effects young people the most. but just worry about your future later i guess. - pshh, youve been hustled

    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.
    im so glad you have such wonderful principles hopefully it'll get you far in life haha, but its called a safety net, and my principals tell me that even if im successful when i graduate, that not everyone is, so for the better future of my unsuccessful or unfortunate peers, please dont **** with thier safety net, i dont wanna see anymore old people dying a slow painful death like were in the middle ages.
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    Re: Are YOU willing to give up YOUR Social Security?

    Quote Originally Posted by Patrickt View Post
    I am seventy but I was given the option of leaving Social Security in 1966 and I did.
    Were you a public employee? I ask because many public employees are able to opt out of SS in lieu of a state-funded retirement program. In California, it wasn't really an option. When you went to work for a state or city entity, you automatically were switched to CalPers. Deductions were still taken in the same amount as SS, but it went to the state program. When I left work in the public sector, I took all of my Pers money with me. A good thing I did. CalPers is now under investigation for corruption, fraud and mismanagement.

    Fortunately, I also had a few decades of private employment under my belt, or I'd be up a brown creek without a paddle now.

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