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Subject: Re: Limit on Deferrals Date: 10/22/1998 10:22 PM
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On with the fix SS thread, and at the risk of being seen as too republican, IMO the less the gov. has to do with my money the better I like it.
Again, I still don't like the soak-the-rich policy prescriptions.

In that vein Dale, how would you feel about doing away with SS and requiring each of us to be responsible for our own retirement funding? That would eliminate the disproportionate tax to payout problem and the need to "save" an enormously inefficient program. For those who through bad-luck failed to adequately provide for their old age, one of the current social safety nets would still be available.

I guess that I don't think we need to be looking for ways to fix SS, rather a better means to accomplish the same ends. Preferably by stressing individual responsibility rather than a paternalistic progam that seems to encourage dependency.

A thought............herd
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