Sunday, January 30, 2005

I've already written off Social Security

I don't plan to receive Social Security when I retire. According to a story I heard on NPR, it doesn't sound like many people under the age of 35 do. If so many people my age (I'm 27) don't plan to receive the benefit, then shouldn't this give us a large amount of political will to cut benefits for people of my generation to solve the problem? My one-year-old certainly isn't going to care if he ever receives the benefit. I'd rather see a Social Security System that is a safety net than a retirement planning option. I'd be willing to pay payroll taxes to support such a safety net for older Americans. I feel like I already do.

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