Scheme to Loot Social Security Must be stopped,before Dems Think it's Smart Politics

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    Best way to stop any plans to loot the SS system is to remove all Republicans from both houses, election by election.
     
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    Evidently you didn't read the whole article....

     
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    Oh please, one fourth of all public employees don't even pay into Social Security and growing. In fact 500K left on the federal side hired before 1983 who don't pay in either. These government workers are mostly Democrats. In one breath they support Social Security, and in the next, they don't pay into the system. Do you know most of the management at Social Security, a Democrat kingdom, do not pay into the system? Most hired before 1983. These are the folks who make recommendations to your Congress on SS reform. Nice gig huh? With your money.
     
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    Government workers, both state and federal who don't pay into SS pay 7.5% of their income into their respective pension plans instead of SS. At retirement, in most cases the employing agency will use the employee contributions to partially fund an annuity that will result in the retiree's income. So those government workers do not collect SS unless they paid into it from another job.

    That aside, we would all be better off if we controlled that 15% of our lifetime earnings rather than letting the government have it.
     
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    Just removing Republicans isn't going to solve anything, they are all to blame. How can anyone align politically today with one side exclusively? Seems ALL of them are in a state of confusion. These people will loot anything they can to try 'keeping the ship afloat' A giant Ponzie scheme, which when the government does it, it's legal. usually resulting in disaster or near to it.

    Is there a solution? At this point I think the answer is NO. The average person is too into their 'comfort zone'.
     
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    The solution is to allow us to hold our SS contributions in privately owned accounts that the government can't get its filthy paws on.
     
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    That's probably why it may never be implemented.
     
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    Bingo
     
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    And you actually think your employer would just give you his 7.5% contribution if not forced by the gummit to do so?

    Pretty funny stuff.
     

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