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Subject:  Attitude Question - SS Date:  3/14/2016  10:58 AM
Author:  GWPotter Number:  79286 of 100867

intercst posted a comment on SS benefits and the age to to start benefits. This post reminded me of a common theme - that people expect/wish to get back all the funds they pay into the system.

While not technically insurance, SS functions that way. People pay funds, they get benefits and a system (that has costs) administers the money.

I have never experienced people feeling they should get all their auto or home owners insurance premiums back. Certainly most people do not get their life insurance or health insurance premiums back.

What is different about social security?
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