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If "they" got rid of social security and medicare...?

Would we get all the money we've paid in back?

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UpSheRises

Asked by UpSheRises at 1:40 PM on Apr. 29, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • no.

    in some way i am sure we would still have to pay for those people who need it.
    2lilbumblebees

    Answer by 2lilbumblebees at 1:44 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • Tell it to Paul Ryan....and Ron Paul...

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:47 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • OP, under the current system~ is there a guarantee that those who are 25-40 will receive SS and medicare when they are 'of' age?

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 1:51 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • Based on what is happening right now? Probably not. But i have no idea how the world will change between now and when i become eliglble to get my money back.

    Will Paul Ryan's shitty $15,000 be enough be purchase private health insurance? Not a chance in hell.

    IMO, it looks like i'm getting screwed either way.
    UpSheRises

    Comment by UpSheRises (original poster) at 2:03 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • Would we get all the money we've paid in back? Wouldn't that be nice.


     I have yet to see a seamless solution from one system to another. It appears a generation or 2 might be totally screwed over. NICE reward for those who have worked and paid-in their entire lives-

    Sisteract

    Answer by Sisteract at 2:11 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • we should be able to opt out of it, no pay no use!
    angevil53

    Answer by angevil53 at 2:44 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

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    OP, under the current system~ is there a guarantee that those who are 25-40 will receive SS and medicare when they are 'of' age?


    Is there proof that they wouldnt?



    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 2:52 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • we should be able to opt out of it, no pay no use!


     Could be a viable option for the younger crowd. Not really realistic for all those who have worked and paid in for 20, 25, 30,........ years.Unless, the government would like to cash us all out + interest- LOL

    Sisteract

    Answer by Sisteract at 3:44 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • The money we've paid in was already borrowed out of the fund and rerouted to other budget items. It's not there to pay back, which is why it's in such a mess to begin with.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 4:32 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • he money we've paid in was already borrowed out of the fund and rerouted to other budget items. It's not there to pay back, which is why it's in such a mess to begin with.

    Oh, come on NP. It's chock full of US Treasury notes. That has to be worth SOMETHING. (sarcasm)
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 5:31 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

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