on that note wrote:
I am not worried about social security for me personally, I will make sure that I make enough or spend little enough not to need it. That's a program for the desperate. Seems like most around here have enough money to buy internet connections and time to post on them, that folks around here are not desperate either and should not be planning on collecting.
Though I appreciate the concern for the truly old folks, with no families to support them. I like having a program to support them. Too bad folks that feel like they paid in so they want money out even if they are stable - are taking that support for the desperate.
If you know a financially stable person on SS, guilt them to leave it for the poor, please.
It is interesting how it was such a good deal for the early collectors (less pay in more pay out)....this would be like everything, absolutely everything we are buying right now via govt. right - We are getting the great deal, we get to have multiple wars, all kinds of great programs, roads, airport security and all the stuff we just LOVE from the GOV....and future gens will pay for it, or simply suffer cause of it. Pretty cool...and perhaps evens it out...since we can no longer make things fair by actually making them fair, we need to screw each other equally to be equal these days. On goes the ratchet.
I agree with you for the most part... except I don't believe "fairness" can ever be achieved. I accept the reality that humans are like electricity and individually choose the path of least resistance. And if there iis money to be spent, the government will spend it... the Social Security "Trust Fund" is one of the biggest jokes ever played on the American people. There is no trust, and there are no funds.