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Subject:  Re: Attitude Question - SS Date:  3/15/2016  12:38 PM
Author:  Hawkwin Number:  79335 of 97361

Ah crapping non-edit and formating mess...

I am not co certain why so fully expect to profit?

To quote myself:

As long as we both live to our average life expectancy, we will do just fine.

If either of us die early, then clearly that is not the case.

You may have run all the numbers,

I have; hence the qualifier in my previous comment.

But let's say I don't. Let's say that I end up being wrong - then my original point, that SS creates winners a losers is even more enforced - especially if more and more people end up with a negative rate of return from SS.

I don't even mind if no one profited at all from SS but to have a "security" system that creates a negative wealth effect often due to the early death of a spouse or a parent is a bad system. No one would voluntarily buy an insurance policy that worked that way.
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