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i have a question...or rather,

an idea. when you work, part of your taxes goes to social security. at some point, nearly everybody works and pays taxes. do you think that if you receive PA, some of that money should evenutally come out of what you would receive from social security?

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:35 PM on Feb. 1, 2011 in Money & Work

Answers (7)
  • No, it is completely different fund.

    Answer by tootoobusy at 2:37 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • Sure, thats sounds good to me.

    Answer by Candi1024 at 2:37 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • No. Because then what happens when you're retired and/or physically can't work and don't have any of that money left available? How do you get ends to meet then? The two are completely unrelated and should stay that way, one has nothing to do with the other. It would make more sense to set up a separate "tax" that comes out of your paycheck and goes directly into a PA fund, though I doubt that would be feasible, either.

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 2:44 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • But what happens when SS runs out of money, like it will before they retire? They will be on PA anyway. Same difference.

    Answer by Candi1024 at 2:59 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • good points.............

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 3:06 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • social security is failing, they wont be money for any besides the baby boomers. Pretty sure of it.

    Answer by IraqiVetWife at 6:01 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • Social Security being paid currently is paying for the people that are on social security now. There are 8000 people turning 62 day everyday unless there are more people paying into to social security it will not be there in the future.

    Answer by Kari126 at 8:43 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

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