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  •  Live long enough and you get 'your money' back (0+ / 0-)

    Now you want to fiddle with the formulae to make it physically and mathematically impossible for a certain subset to recoup. You don't want to go to Congress and say

    Very few upper income people will be able to recoup their contributions; hell, a couple would have to delay retirement until 70 and then both live to be 86 before they started pulling down $3m in benefits per year above and beyond anything justified by their contributions while working and how often is that going to happen?
    So you make sure you can tell Congress people above the current cap will have to live to be 127 fucking years old in order to recoup (hehehe) - and THAT is supposed to bolster support for SS in Congress OR in the population in general? I'm going to guess even the people getting the $800/month SS benefits would think that unfair and demeaning to themselves and the nature of their income replacement benefits.

    Too late for the simple life, too early for android love slaves - Savio

    by Clem Yeobright on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 01:15:57 AM PDT

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    •  "Live long enough and..." Dude. A working class (1+ / 0-)
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      male with no diploma has a 50/50 chance of making full retirement age.

      Period.

      Getting "your money back" is a bad joke for the people who make this country function already, and it's getting worse, not better.

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      by JesseCW on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 10:15:08 AM PDT

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      •  You're right. SS should be SUSPENDED (0+ / 0-)

        until nobody dies before 66. And Boeing gets those damned batteries fixed ... And gay athletes get the respect they deserve too ... Dammit!

        Too late for the simple life, too early for android love slaves - Savio

        by Clem Yeobright on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 10:28:45 AM PDT

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