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Author: kaching Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 75636  
Subject: Social Security Date: 10/23/1997 1:17 PM
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Two questions and some editorial...

1. Is it true that when my wife and I retire we will only get one social security check, based on the highest wage earner? Don't we both get back all the money we paid into the system (in theory)?

2. Why not do away with the social security system as we know it and instead have mandatory self directed retirement accounts? Instead of paying to SS, we pay the same amount to a self directed investment account. Isn't the government supposedly trying to help us help ourselves with the whole SS system??? I think they are helping themselves!

I hearby call for all Fools to write Congress! Let's do away with the Social Security system as we know it!!!

-MikeC
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