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Old 07-16-2011, 11:11 AM   #15
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Hi:

I thought this was a motorhome forum.......
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Old 07-16-2011, 11:31 AM   #16
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Current plans call for raising the retirement age to 67 for people under 55. Nobody is talking about cutting benefits for current users except for the talking heads on TV trying to stir stuff up.
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Old 07-16-2011, 03:44 PM   #17
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I am not generally opposed to polls as contributing to them is usually voluntary. I'm not trying to be difficult and I don't have to vote in the poll, but wouldn't we be better served if the poll results were not public? There are other polls in the forum that just count the votes and do not make them public. I could be wrong, but just saying.
where does it identify who says what? Not my intention. guess I clicked the wrong box. Sorry
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Old 07-16-2011, 06:00 PM   #18
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The poll is totally anonymous, vote if you want to, don't vote if you don't want to.
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Old 07-17-2011, 12:32 AM   #19
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I was promised this wonderful program in SS when I was a kid. It's my gov't that screwed up the finances of it. They spent money out of SS funding for other things instead of leaving it where it was suppose to. I now don't trust my gov't anymore.
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Old 07-17-2011, 02:03 PM   #20
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I did not feel answering the poll indicated much except that I was over 62-65 which at 81 was not conceding a whole heck of a lot. As far as it running out of funds, I think that since my Dad,Mother,Stepmother all received SS and I did not have to add to their support plus all that I have received, were they to stop SS today I would not complain. I would not like it. The idea that it won't be there for the aging generation and they will not be able to take advantage of it is not true. Are your parents receiving SS? Would you be needed to take care of them because they could not afford to live independently? Figure out your total FICA contribution and it would not be enough per year to take care of one or two extra dependents. I believe FICA stops around $95,000 income. When my Dad retired and started SS it was $5000 and in 1970 approximately $17,500. SS is paid for by the future earners and not the recipients. I would consider it a ponsi scheme that sometime in the future it will run out of money unless they raise the tax to include much higher levels. If for some reason they stop SS altogether, the welfare rolls will soar. That's MHO
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Old 07-20-2011, 01:37 PM   #21
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If they quit paying out SS 1/2 the old folks in this country would starve to death.
Thats my opinion and I'll stick with it.
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I have arrived; I got my Medicare Card in the mail today...........now if the government doesn't collapse before I get to use it...LOL
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Old 08-02-2011, 08:52 AM   #23
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What is the purpose of this poll? Seems to me it is confidential information and this is an OPEN forum for all to see.
A safe assumption would be that MOST people on this forum are seniors and therefore on SS and Medicare, no poll should be needed.
Just my two cents.
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Very simple...

This is rv forum. There are other forums for this subject, IMO.
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Old 08-02-2011, 09:34 AM   #25
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The poll is totally anonymous, vote if you want to, don't vote if you don't want to.

When I click "view poll results, I see who vote yes and who voted no . . . so the poll is not really anonymous.

If you don't vote, however, then you won't show up anywhere!
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...I would consider it a ponsi scheme that sometime in the future it will run out of money unless they raise the tax to include much higher levels. If for some reason they stop SS altogether, the welfare rolls will soar. That's MHO
What you say is true but part of the reason for the crisis now was umpteen years ago, the Wonderful Washington Wizards (aka Congress, aka...whoops, Mama told me not to use those words) decided, since it was building a surplus, to take the money Social Security was taking in and funnel it through the General Fund. That destroyed accountability and the surplus Social Security had been building up evaporated. True, we baby boomers had been paying for our elders' retirement benefits but we were also paying for a surplus that would have alleviated, if not eliminated, the current crisis caused mostly by not enough workers to pay for the increase in retirees. Despite the deficit revenue Social Security has, Obuma pushed for, and got, a reduction in the Social Security tax for this year. Really bright and farsighted!

Another reason for the deficit is Social Security was expanded to include disabilities.There was nothing wrong with that except it was being funded by the surplus that should have been left alone to cover the the deficit that the Wizards should have been bright enough to have seen coming instead of receiving additional revenue to cover the increased spending.

For much of my working life, I was promised by the liars...er...Government I would be able to get full benefits at 65. Then it got raised to 66. For others younger than me, it's already been raised to 67.
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I didn't vote because the poll assumes people are either on both or none. Retirees can collect Social Security as early as 62 but can't collect Medicare until 65. The disabled can collect both at any age if they can qualify. Children of deceased parents sometimes can collect Social Security as long as they are in school up to sometime in their twenties. The poll was poorly written (as most are) should be amended to separate SS and Medicare.

Also, if results of a poll are not going to be anonymous, that should be stated upfront.
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Medicare is still at 65 entry level and for many of us, that was the determining factor not SS.
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