CDZ The projected path we're on

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    It's going to get very ugly. Because I'm not afraid of MATH, I realized when I first started working that SS was going to be insolvent by the time I retire. So, I've saved and invested instead. If I get anything, it will be pure upside.

    I advise: pay yourself first.
     
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    The idea that laminar economic growth is possible and net desirable is absurd
     
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    Has the Don talked about the other half of the coin, reduction of the budget and shrinking the debt?
     
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    Smart. I think SS will be there, but maybe not as much. I would imagine the high earners may have to pay more and get less at some point.
     
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    Millennials are so screwed. As they have no hope of getting SS, they will be reluctant to endure the hyper tax increases that will be required to keep the system afloat. So, I expect to see means testing with no SS at all above a certain level of income/wealth. Also, states that don't tax SS payments will start doing so.
     
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    Long past due
     
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    Yes. This is why many appointed positions have not been filled. Government needs reduced..a LOT.
     
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    No, what is long past due is to get rid of SS altogether and replace it with private investment accounts (similar to Chile's system).
     
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    That will take a year and a budget director lowering budgets in each office for the next year...
     
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    I know, it seems:

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    but that's the directive Trump is pushing.
     

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