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KingLarryXVII Donating Member (13 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-21-04 02:07 AM
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but it isnt worth anything when its forced upon everyone. Im a strong believer in voluntary charity. If someone is not willing to help the poor then thats their loss.

The basic fact of the matter is that it IS a retirement account, and always has been. Thats why it was set up and thats how it continues today. FDR didnt propose it as a way for the new generation to hold up the old, he made it so the old keep paying into the economy instead of falling off the economic spectrum and no longer helping. It was just a ploy to get us out of the great depression (Which it and the other programs did well) but now it is an old system that cant hold its own and cant even live up the basics of how it was originally planned.
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