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Old 11-22-2013, 06:55 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by lawrenceRaider View Post
The truly sad thing about social security is the HUGE PILE OF MONEY seniors would be sitting on if the money put into SS had been invested into bonds, let alone the stock market. There simply wouldn't be any seniors eating pet food to survive, and they wouldn't need health insurance because they could easily pay cash for their care. Personal retirement accounts is where this should have gone, not the pittance they give to seniors now.
And then they would have lost their money in 2008-9 and they would be living off the taxpayer dime after they lost everything in the stock market.

Horrible idea. Bush tried to do this as his signature piece of legislation. He did the hard sell, town halls etc. The people said **** that shit.
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