How to solve entitlements

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-07-2009
How to solve entitlements
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Sun, 02-07-2010 - 10:14pm

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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-15-2009
Sun, 02-07-2010 - 11:37pm
Daniels and Ryan
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-02-2009
Thu, 02-11-2010 - 9:52pm
Yeah, why would he want to do an idiotic thing like fix Social Security? Be like a democrat, don't touch it! Nothing wrong with it at all.

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-07-2009
Thu, 02-11-2010 - 9:59pm
I believe the age for retirement right now is 66, we are living alot longer than when the system was set up.
iVillage Member
Registered: 09-07-2009
Thu, 02-11-2010 - 10:03pm
I still don't understand why people were so upset about Bush's proposal to handle your own social security.
iVillage Member
Registered: 11-17-2009
Thu, 02-11-2010 - 10:25pm

((I still don't understand why people were so upset about Bush's proposal to handle your own social security.))

Oh, that's easy. Too many people in America don't want the responsibility of looking after their own retirement. They want the government to do it for them. That way....when something goes wrong...they have somebody to blame. They can play the victim.

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-07-2009
Thu, 02-11-2010 - 11:06pm
Well someone needs to do a straight talk about money not being there.
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-02-2009
Thu, 02-11-2010 - 11:09pm

I'd love to have all the money the government took and spent from me under the guise of Social Security Insurance, and have it instead in a private retirement account all these years.


I'd probably be able to retire today and live like a king, instead of waiting to 65 for a lousy pittance from the government in return for my labors.

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-07-2009
Thu, 02-11-2010 - 11:27pm
So why can't a politician voice that message?
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-23-2009
Fri, 02-12-2010 - 7:50am

Because the vast majority of people don't want to here that message. The vast majority of people are very much first person singular...It's about ME. *I* paid into the system; *I* want what's coming to me; *I* deserve it. So the message they demand to hear is everything will be okay; don't worry, the government will take care of it. You will get exactly what you want.


Oh and to keep things interesting, many politicians will continue to feed the beast that is the hatred for the "rich." Continue to tell those with less that the government will tax the bejesus out of those with more...Instant votes.


The only thing bipartisan in DC is this...Getting reelected.

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-30-2009
Fri, 02-12-2010 - 8:18am

The only thing bipartisan in DC is this...Getting reelected.


LOL!

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