[–] bman0321 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Ponzi scheme.

[–] Greenzero86 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Which is used to feed the (((federal reserve))) system.

[–] clamhurt_legbeard 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Like all socialism, it is failing. Problem is, I won't get any of my money back before it does.

[–] robabo 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

I worked with a group of guys who said SS would not be there for them when they retired. That was 15 years ago.now they are all retired and collecting SS. Nay sayers would have us all believing that the United States is not good to its word And that it will not pay up. But I believe in the United States of America. I will not doubt that we will keep our word to the future generations. A nation can survive its fools and even the ambitious. But it can not survive treason from within. For the traitor appears not a traitor— He speaks in the familiar accents to his victims, and appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. he rots the soul of a nation—he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of a city—he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared. Cicero 42BCE

[–] clamhurt_legbeard 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Hahaha, cool story. I like the part where you call me a traitor.

You act like this is a question of the United States paying a debt with money it has. It's not.

This is a Ponzi scheme. You're taking money from today's suckers to pay yesterday's suckers. They always fail. The only difference is this Ponzi scheme is enforced with the muzzle of a rifle. What did Cicero say about that?

Explain how this time, it's different, and the Ponzi scheme will work.

[–] obvious_throwaway1 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

The complete and utter failure and insolvency of the USD appears to currently be on the near horizon.

[–] Sosacms 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

People would be better of keeping their money and doing their own retirement savings. It might have worked if borders were secure and the government didn't steal from it now and then.

[–] Professor_de_la_Paz 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Social Security is a pool of money that everyone is required to pay a portion of their income into. The pool of money can be tapped by any qualifying senior citizen.

That's how it was supposed to be but isn't how it works. The never was a "Trust Fund" into which money would be deposited and from which money would be withdrawn upon retirement. All monies collected are borrowed against, and put into the Treasury's general account.

Moreover, it is supposed to be voluntary, but good luck trying to opt out.

[–] Inaminit 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I paid into it for 37 years and I'd be up shit creek without a paddle right now if SS wasn't viable... Believe me, you'll be grateful for it if you get fucked up too.

[–] slwsnowman40 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

You know it wasn't designed to be lived off of for decades long retirement, right? When it started, it was rare for someone to live to their 80s, now it is rare for someone to die in their 70s.

[–] DillHoleBagHands 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

A useless tax that I will never see the money of ever again. Had its purpose, now it is overburdened and big brother keeps dipping in for spending money.

[–] obvious_throwaway1 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

It appears to be a tax that the population is straight lied to about, that is already insolvent and will stop paying out entirely within 10-15 years.

It was also supposed to be voluntary, bit like all things government got corrupted and turned into outright theft via usury.

[–] MaFishTacosDaBombBro 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

SS is usury? I thought usury was a loan.

[–] TheGreatRoh 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

People would rather get the fruits now and have the government take care of you while your children pay for it.

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