OWS protesters say:Govt. must guarantee health care, college education & retirement

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    Example of how OUT of touch the OWS protesters are.

    Doug Schoen Demo pollster interviewed 198 protesters and Sixty-five percent say that government has a moral responsibility to guarantee all citizens access to affordable health care, a college education, and a secure retirement—no matter the cost.
    Douglas Schoen: Polling the Occupy Wall Street Crowd - WSJ.com

    So who would pay for this "guarantee"
    Well I have no problem with this except one word: "Government"!
    Because EVERY American worker if allowed at age 23 were allowed to direct all the SS & Medicare payments taken out of the paycheck was put into assets that appreciated at 8% a year and this occurred for 47 years the accumulation would be $3,249,880.
    Over the years the worker had health insurance and at retirement now has $3 million for a) health care.. b) for retirement c) help in college education!
    All of this without ONE dime coming from the government!

    Now there are idiots out that like Dems who accuse "privatizing" SS as "gambling" "risky", etc.. but they are ignorant! Equities have grown over 47 yers at 8% and NO idiot has at retirement ALL funds in equities!
    So idiots that argue against the ordinary worker becoming a millionaire all from simply "compounding interest".. HATES Americans from becoming millionaires!

    So the objective of "GUARANTEE" can be done!
    Let the power of capitalism make poor workers millionaires!
     
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    College costs goin' up due to cuts in state and federal school subsidies...
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    Analysts: Obama Student Loan Policies Ignore the Real Problem – College Costs
    October 25, 2011) – As President Obama prepares to roll out new student loan relief programs through executive order on Wednesday, policy experts say actions taken by the administration to date have not targeted the root problem – the rising cost of college tuition.
     
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    Yea, Uncle Ferd fixin' Granny's apple wagon so's she can sell her apples an' we can have cable...
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    Many Americans say they will have to work until they're 80
    November 16, 2011 | Forget about retiring at age 55. Or 65. Or perhaps even 75. One-quarter of middle-class Americans fear they will have to work until they're at least 80 years old to afford a comfortable retirement (if "retirement" is even the right word, given that many of these people may never actually retire).
     

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