If you were to retire in 30 years...

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    would you rather have Social Security or a 401k for your reitrement plan? and why?


    My thought is a 401k... I don't really believe Social Security is going to be there for me when I retire unless we keep increasing taxes. Plus where in the constitution does it say that other people should pay for my retirement? Besides I think I could get a better rate of return on my money than the government could with my money. That way when I die my kids will get my 401k money...they definitely won't be getting my Social Security money.

    What does everyone think?
     
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    If I had to choose...401K obviously. But I'll cash those SS checks too and not lose a wink of sleep over it.


    On a side note: Where does it say in the Constitution that other people have to pay for the roads you drive on?
     
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    I agree... Let private companies build the roads and have the people who use the roads pay a toll to that company... Let's do it! The lower the taxes the better!
     
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    Who owns the roads?
     
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    it is my understanding that social security was never meant to be a retirement plan, just extra income to help pay for medical expenses as you get older. am i wrong on this?
     
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    No thanks. I don't want to have to stop at a toll everytime I want to drive somewhere.
     
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    You just described Chicago!
     
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    if you get ezpass you wont have to stop ;)
     
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    You think the government is getting ANY rate of return on your money? Hahaha, seriously?

    I would much, much rather have full control over where my money is going. Social Security is a complete joke, and I would rather see it completely abolished. Force people to be fiscally responsible. The only bad thing is if we give people more money on each pay check and they don't invest it, they blow it on useless stuff. Hey, that's just more money back into the economy.
     
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    That would likely go away under the KMAN privitopia model. How you gonna force all the private landowners to use the same system? You'd have tolls every half-mile. That'd be wicked efficient! :cuckoo:
     

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