How to START to fix Social Security

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  1. miami_thomas
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    Here is an idea of how to START to fix social security:

    1. Stop providing Social Security to anyone that is not a retiree or a family member. Currently only 36 million of the 55 million on Social Security are Retirees or their families.

    2. Increase the required credits up to 120. Is it not responsible to at least ask a person that will be receiving retirement benifits the rest of their life to at least have worked in a job that paid SS for 30 years?

    3. Make a law that prevents law makers from using money that is meant for social security.

    4. Provide a special buyout for those that wish to instead take out a lump sum and invest it themselves.
     
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    Or stop giving SS to anyone who is fat.

    If you are overfed, and underworked, you don't deserve a handout.
     
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    Just make SS optional. If you want to contribute that's fine, if not that's fine too.
     
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    I'd support that! Then we'd see just how charitable and sympathetic our libtard friends are.
     
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    You'd think that would be the most sensible reform right there. Yank it from all the recovering alcoholics and the drug addicts. That's something the Republicans could easily push that wouldn't allow the Democrats to come back and lie to senior citizens with their tired old "Republicans will take your Social Security away" talking points.
     
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    I'm not for totally axing social security. But I really like ideas 1 and 4, and think it would really start to solve the problem.
     
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    I know many people won't like this but...

    ............................................................ Remember many retirees are drawing more from Social Security then they paid in.


    So....


    1. Eliminate the cap on FICA, you pay FICA on what's earned not whats earned capped at $106,000.

    2. Means test the receipt of Social Security retirement and SSI for example you receive full benefits if your income is less than $50,000, retirement income over that amount begins a reduction in SS paid until at $100,000 when you know longer can draw Social Security.

    3. Separate Social Security (retirement) from Social Security (disability) so that people see true costs of providing for retirees and those under disability insurance. right now when people talk about "Social Secuirty" its all lumped in one big "pot" as perceived by the general population. Completely separate programs means each can be addressed individually.


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    So a housewife of 65 years should not get survivor benefits?
    Monitor the out of control "disability" side of SS which is a joke
    I agree with the vestment but 30 years is too much
    Social security will forever run as a deficit from now on so that law is moot.
    A buyout would cause the system to explode and the nation to go bankrupt as everyone with a brain would take it.
     
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    GAdawg, please see the bolded parts above. Isn't a wife a family member?

    :razz:


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    Disability should not be part of the social security program. Period.
     

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