UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (268) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next
Author: SeattlePioneer Big funky green star, 20000 posts Top Favorite Fools Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 61171  
Subject: Re: Claiming SS Without Guilt Date: 3/16/2007 3:23 AM
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll . Report this Post | Recommend it!
Recommendations: 13
<<BTW, SP, you going to claim SS when your time comes?


Yes indeed. If the government is dumb enough to pay benefits to a multimillionaire, I will cash their checks.

I also favor sharply means testing Social Security and Medicare.

Medicare provides valuable services, but I see no reason to offer them to me for free or a subsidized price.

Why use power of the government to squeeze money from working people to offer subsidized medical care to me? Offer me the benefits only if I will pay for them and I will do so voluntarily ----no government force required.

Perhaps it's reasonable to offer heavily subsidized Medicare benefits to the genuinely impoverished, but why charge your children high tax rates to provide benefits to me?

Seattle Pioneer
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll . Report this Post | Recommend it!
Print the post  
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (268) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next


Pencils of Promise - Back to School Drive
"Pencils of Promise works with communities across the globe to build schools and create programs that provide education opportunities for children."
Post of the Day:
Berkshire Hathaway

IBM: Is Buffett Wrong, or Brilliant?
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Community Home
Speak Your Mind, Start Your Blog, Rate Your Stocks

Community Team Fools - who are those TMF's?
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and "#1 Media Company to Work For" (BusinessInsider 2011)! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.