Well we TeaPublicans plan on raising the Social Security retirement age up to 70
and that's ok with me. And what is wrong with making people work until
they die....at least that way they won't be a drain on society. Besides,
with the cutbacks we are going to do with Medicare and other assistance
programs, they will have no choice but to work. I really don't see a
barack will pay for my retirement - I expect to get some of that redistributed
wealth from richie rich!
hope n change
Sure patriot - keep it up. Sneering at the middle class is a time-honored
conservative strategy for dealing with pressing economic social problems.BTW, how's that working out for you?
I am seventy four and still working to support myself and help others.
Patriot: Obama will pay for it if you want to live in a nursing home. Have at
it! Are you blaming Obama for people not saving money for retirement? Nice! I
thought you were all about personal responsibility!
Because of the unnecessary war and improperregulation of banks, our
country is hurting formoney.Conservatives are chomping at the
bit to haveSocial Security benefits reduced. PresidentObama said he
is willing to reduce SocialSecurity as part of an overall package thatalso raises taxes on the wealthy.The foxes are in the hen house.
If you like mefeel that our unwise wars are not an excuse tobreak
the promise of Social Security, you willneed to stand up, let your voice
be heard andvote.Tea Party Republican = Gutting of Social
SecurityConservative Republican = Gutting of Social SecurityIf there is a will, there is a way.
Genesis 3:19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return
unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken : for dust thou art, and unto
dust shalt thou return .Just prophecy fulfilled, people.
cjb,The war in Iraq and Afgan wars are a huge drain, and the total
is up to $1.7 trillion. We are running $1 trillion deficit EVERY YEAR. It
isn't just the wars.Btw, "gutting social security?"
Obama's tax break that ended this year? He cut the social security tax.
How much good to you think that did Social Security?You think this
is all about the war, and all on Republicans? Think again.Both
parties of politicians are to blame, as are EVERYONE who won't accept ANY
cuts. Google the "Penny Plan." A 1% cut per year balances
the budget by 2019. That isn't slash and burn. Write your politicians,
instead of whining on here.
This is just sad. No person in the USA should be poor in their old age. Be
smart with your money people. Don't buy into the hype of "I have to
have the latest and greatest of everything". Cut out a cell phone and cable
tv and you can put away close to $200 a month. Don't go out to eat so much
and you can make that $300 a month. I have been doing that for most of my
career and put that money into a 401k account. It is now at about $100,000. If
the market would have had normal returns the last 10 years it would be double
that. Be wise, save and invest!
Did you know if you saved $100 per month in a good growth mutual fund from the
time you are 25-75 you would be a millionaire? Let's stop whining and start
saving and planning! Teach your kids what you had no idea about money.
If you have saved 10% of your income throughout your life, you will likely not
have to worry. If you lived beyond your means, and failed to save, retirement
may just be a pipe-dream.Those of you who are under 30 start saving
NOW. The early the better. The more the better.
Social Security is a minimal safety net, not a retirement program. If you want
a reasoanble retirement, you are going to have to save and invest wisely.
DEFINE RETIRE!My father passed at 91 he didn't have a savings or
pension just social security and he seemed to do OK. He did have his CHILDREN
near by to help him though. My mother-in-law is 103 was a maid at a hotel for
forty five years had no savings and is still doing OK, of course she does have
her CHILDREN to help her. I am now 68 and have nothing more than SS, of course I
also have my CHILDREN that help me a lot, of course I left them a business that
I started when I was 35. I lived on a budget for 40 years I have no savings,
debt or pension. Again I say "DEFINE RETIRE!"
The best retirement plan is one where a person will or won't work depending
upon their choice. Most of the 28% are people who know that there will not be
enough money to get by on if they don't work. One major key is to not have
debt, including a mortgage, when time comes that you don't want to (or
can't) work. I just hope that even the minimal amount of SS and Medicare
will be available in the future, or we really will become a third world country.
Many if not most people believe that SS is a retirement fund that they can get
by on. Government has not done a very good job educating us on what it really
is, namely supplemental income. Both parties from the 60's onward have
stolen from the national retirement fund and now are facing trillions of dollars
of debt payback. The breaking point may soon be upon us.
Welfare recipients get over $800 a month after their bills are paid, per
person.Disability is at least $1,100.00 per month, per person.Social
Security recipients get less then $750.00 per month and still have to pay for
their medications and a supplemental medicare health plan. $750.00-$250 to $450
per month + medication dounut holes = less then anyone can really live on even
if your house is paid off.The one thing you are all missing is that
the people who are collecting Social Security actually paid into it for many
years. It should have never gone to those who didn't pay a dime.Also
thanks to bank bailouts and stock market failures many of us will be unable to
retire, not because we didn't save, but because our money was stolen right
out of our accounts. We must continue to work, even though we scrimped and
saved for years, because gluttons in Washington DC are far more needy then we.
For those of you who think everyone should work until they are seventy plus I
would recommend a play or movie. It is called "Death of a Salesman" It
is about a man who is about sixty two years old and unable to travel and visit
his clients. The company he served faithfully for over thirty six years refused
to let him work locally changed his salary to commission only, and eventully let
him go because he had problems traveling. He couldn't do the job as well
as when he was a young man. He figured he was worth more dead than alive to his
TeaPublican, Yep, just as we expected – you give us more hate
speech. Nothing to back it, just hate speech.cjb,the repubs
already gave in to BO’s demand for increased taxes. When will harry reid
and chuck schumer give on entitlement reform?