In Reply to: READ S-L-O-W-L-Y and Understand!! posted by Bruce(OR) on December 30, 2019 at 23:24:20:
Unfortunately, I believe that the writer included SS recipients in those receiving "free stuff". I believe that I paid for my SS. Had the same amounts that I paid and my employer paid on my behalf been PROPERLY invested, there WOULD have been more than enough to meet my retirement need supplementing my employer pension and personal investments and savings. I get very offended when my SS gets called a government paid entitlement.
For years I was a proponent of these taxes be paid to an isolated account in my name, not touchable until age 62 and then as: a monthky allowance OR part of my estate. How many people die having never received any SS and heirs receive nothing unless a widow or for minor childeren. My father died at 53, leaving my mother with my 14 year old sister.
There have been too many undeserving sucking on the SS tit because of poor management of the money paid into the system by hard working folks. And this does not take into account Johnson and crony Dems rolling SS into the Treasury to spend on his "Great Society".