Social Security is not an entitlement program. When you work past, present and future, you pay into that program. You also pay into medicare. It is a program funded by the people. The Federal Government just overseas the fund. They have, in the past, borrowed from said fund and never repaid the money. Entitlements are welfare, foodstamps, medicaid, ssi, liep, hud, etc etc etc. This is the people's money and is matched by no one else....not employers nor the government.
Answer by Farmlady09 at 11:02 PM on Feb. 27, 2011
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Answer by Kathy675 at 6:01 PM on Feb. 27, 2011
If people take out far more than they put in, it becomes an entitlement, IMO. Think of the people who put in the minimum quarters to qualify, and then draw for eons. Like with anything else, if you take out more than you put it, a system becomes unsustainable.
Answer by Sisteract at 6:08 PM on Feb. 27, 2011
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Answer by Anonymous at 6:36 PM on Feb. 27, 2011
Because the money we pay in today is not being set aside for us, it's paying those who are drawing it out now. I consider this generation to be paying for today's retirees while we must also set back our own retirement funds because what the government takes is not going to be there when we need it. Also, I think it's a crock because I can't opt out of paying in for medicare and SS. If I want to save on my own fine, but the government is still taking a chuck to hand out to others.
Answer by scout_mom at 6:41 PM on Feb. 27, 2011
Yes, amounts given vary according to amounts earned (with a cap), but TIME is not altered. If you only work for the minimum quarters, the length of time that you are allowed to draw, should also be shortened, IMO. Bottom line, a system where people are taking out far more than they put in, is unsustainable.
Answer by Sisteract at 6:30 PM on Feb. 27, 2011
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