Why not make it a national plan and call it Social Security?Why name it something that would come with so much baggage?We could instead open up the THRIFT program to anyone as an alternative - but as with any investment, the larger it gets, the less likely it can find a place to invest additional dollars.What could be safer than government bonds?I would guess a lot of things if we are measuring based on the Sharpe ratio. I'd much rather own a 10 yr Ford bond than a 10 yr Treasury bond. Don't get me wrong, I REALLY like the idea of SS dollars being invested in USTs as a mandatory contribution with individual accounts but I'd rather give people more diversity with their elected contributions.And how do you get Congress to keep its hands off the money?Not a chance.
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