NO - I am over 40, and they should have to pay for me, even if they never draw out
YES - I am over 40, and they should be allowed to do so
SORTA - I'm over 40; they should be allowed to split their FICA between themselves and me
YES - I am under 40 and I would much rather not pay into an SS system I will never draw from
NO - I am under 40; I feel it's my obligation to pay the Boomers, though I will never see a dime
Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:
These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.
Look, I understand that you've lived your life on the selfish promise made to you by your own generation or maybe the one before that you will get to live out your retirement as a second childhood snowbirding it back and forth to florida or in an RV or on some sailboat at the tax payers' expense. I get that.
But it's not my problem nor is it the treasury's problem. If you have to eat catfood into your 80's because you didn't make any other plan save to collect the dole from the government, that's your own problem. I am sure there are programs (and will continue to be programs) to assist lazy, thoughtless, ambitionless adults who coast into their senior years without a plan.
Get on one of those. Or work as a greeter at Walmart. Just stop driving the country deeper into debt with your selfishness.
I am 21 and currently a full time student. Last year I was a full time student and working 30 hours a week at 9 dollars an hour. The MAJORITY of taxes taken out of my paycheck was SS. I will not see a penny of that money in my future. If I was given that money in my paycheck, I might have had money to save. But when you are already taking out a large percentage of my check and putting it somewhere I wont get it, you don't leave any room left for me to save on my own. My dad is currently supporting me, if it wasn't for him, I couldn't afford school, medicine, maybe even rent working full time. I look at how expensive things are and then look at my paycheck and wonder how people are supposed to make ends meet without the help of others. I think things need to DRASTICALLY change for those of us who are young will be able to live in the future. I do not need the government to help me retire, just give me my money so I can spend it as I need. If a person doesn't save let them live on the street. It is there fault.
I don't particularly like the wording in this poll. I think soc should be fixed, and I don't think the young should be allowed to opt out. The reason is because if the young opt out and blow all their money, they'll just end up wanting government assistance down the road anyway. Everybody might as well pay in, and the government might as ****ing well manage soc funds responsibly.
Allowing people to opt-out is a sure way to kill SS and you will NEVER get paid what you put in.
If the majority of young people want to opt out of SS, that in itself demonstrates how little faith there was to begin with.
My family is more important than my party.
It's fundamental, common knowledge in economics that present value of money is worth more than money earned in the past, due to inflation and price increases... so for that reason, I think having some funds paid out and adjusted for present value is very important.
Time Value of Money (TVM) Definition
It's nearly impossible for somebody to save enough money in their lifetime and live comfortably and financially independent, especially after retirement, unless they are filthy rich or incredibly healthy...