Buy me out. It is a simple idea. I want the government to buy me out. I am tired of the government and its foolish ideas.
What do I want to be bought out from?
Social Security is a joke. Every few years we hear the alarming news that it is going bankrupt. Of course it is. It is a government program so by definition it is very badly run.
Obama has made a bad situation worse. His temporary payroll tax cut of 2% is cutting into the revenues Social Security depends on for benefits. Obama knows this. He wants to hasten the date of Social Security’s demise so he can demand that the cap on payroll taxes be abolished and he can impose another massive tax hike.
I have a better idea.
I want out.
I’ve been working for 37 years and paying into the system. Assuming I do not retire until I am 70, to maximize the benefits, I would have four years before the system crashed and that is assuming things do not get worse.
Forget it. I’m done.
One hundred years ago, most people worked until they could work no more.
What is wrong with that?
Nothing, in my book. In fact, that is my plan. I want to work until I cannot work any longer. If you do not want to, that is your business and not mine. But this is what I want to do.
Which gets me back to the Ponzi scheme we call Social Security.
I want my money back. I want my money back with interest.
I’m happy to get out of the Social Security system. Give me my money back and I will forgo any rights to Social Security benefits.
What would happen if everyone decided they wanted to pull out?
For starters, we would all take more responsibility for our future.
What would I do with my money? I’d invest in a private retirement and disability account. Something that would protect me incase something unfortunate happened to me.
Then my retirement would be my work.
Some folks scream in anguish that is horrible!
Maybe it is to you but this is what I want.
Liberty means being allowed to make your own choices. Liberty means being able to take risks. Liberty means I want to work until I can no longer work and I seem to remember something about my inalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
A program to opt out of Social Security would be a real Hobson’s choice for Obama. He loves to spend money and would love to spend the money it would take to pay everyone who wants out. Unfortunately for him, it would deplete the ranks of those who would end up dependent on government.
The left wants everyone dependent. I want everyone to be free and I want liberty.
Liberty means I get to make these decisions.
Republicans, if you believe in liberty, pass a law that gives me and millions of others that choice.
As for me, I choose liberty!
Judson, I'm surprised at you. You know you can't get your money back from a Ponzi scheme.
Steve J: Would that we could let your kids opt out or my young nephews...but this Pig-Ass $spender in the Bleak House and his royal ducks in Congress will never allow anyone to 'opt out' even at my suggested OFFERING of taking only 15%. The consensus is were stuck in the muck and the mire of our parents' making, but in fact it's been the self-loating bas----s of the Baby Boomer Generation (I'm in there) who have jammed the ranks of SSN-Disability with millions more totally indigent Medicaid types who've never stood on 1 leg since their mothers' placentas evaported. I've never stopped working because I believe it was my life's goal to do so, but I've known 100 others in the last 50 years who QUIT EARLY or never really started being lazy or damn dumb. I don't believe my nephews or your kids will have a 'place they can dream w/o socialistic controls' once Obama or some idiot like kim takes over the Presidency again. My cousin is teaching the nephews to 'shoot to kill' at 12, and that's a smart thing to do; it tells me they'll have to fight because WE SURE haven't tried much besides a lot of words and empty promises since the TP rose, flew a bit, and circled Obama, and dropped some s*** on his head without erasing him. He wiped it off; and the media is only throwing it in truckloads on Romney.