John S. wrote:
Show me someone who is relying on Social Security for their retirement, and I’ll show you someone that’s going to be REALLY hungry, and often.
Too bad Bush and the GOP (the party of fiscal responsibility) weren’t able to privatize Social Security (because the Free Market always does things more efficiently than the federal government). Let’s tie peoples’ retirement savings to the stock market.
That would have turned out really well.
Social Security is a giant Ponzi scheme, you couldn’t work it even if you tried. If the government would have kept all the money in the lock box, then it may have worked.
Social Security lock box? Are you an Al Gore fan? Wasn’t that part of his campaign platform when he ran for president in 2000?
Even if you did a lock box people wouldn’t be getting anywhere near the amount of money they are now. If people are forced to live off social security they would have failed anyways.
Do yourself a favor and don’t talk about things you don’t understand.