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  •  I swear, you keep making ridiculous posts (0+ / 0-)

    People like you isn't necessarily offensive. In your case, it's people who would lose SS benefits if means-testing was implemented! There's nothing derogatory in that categorization. Yet you thought there was. That's your failing, not mine.

    And, as I have repeatedly explained, I am not a supporter of means-testing. Your failure to read with comprehension when I explicitly said that I don't support means-testing is, once again, your failure, not mine.

    And then you say this?

    I'm willing to give up my Social Security if I can simply have my contributions returned with a fair interest rate.

    Are you really this stupid? After we've already discussed how it's insurance, you somehow think that it's an investment, or can magically be transformed into one? Really? Are you really this clueless?

    It's retirement insurance, and just like all other insurances, current premiums pay for current beneficiaries! The idea that you could get back your contributions is ignorant, especially considering the discussion we've already had!

    Insurance only pays out when one has a claim. A person contributing to Social Security has a claim when they retire, when they become disabled, or when they die and have dependents who would be disadvantaged without the income from the wage earner.

    I swear, really, you should stop while you're behind, and you should learn from this encounter with me. Likely, you won't. One can hope that you will.

    •  As per Forest Gump.... (0+ / 0-)

      I'm sorry, I no longer have the desire to continue pointing out your inconsistencies.  I wish you life, my acquaintance.  Your hateful manner will certainly earn you much unhappiness.  I mourn for you.

      I mean this sincerely.  Good luck.  May your days become progressively better.

      After all, for progressives, taking one for the team is desirable, but all too often at present, we are taking one from the team.

      by El Tomaso on Fri May 13, 2011 at 03:32:14 PM PDT

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      •  Yeah, except I don't have a hateful manner (0+ / 0-)

        I don't suffer fools gladly. That's not hateful.

        I haven't shown any inconsistencies, liar, so there were none that you've already pointed out nor are there any to continue to point out.

        You, sincere? I doubt it.

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