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Subject:  Re: Attitude Question - SS Date:  3/15/2016  3:57 PM
Author:  Hawkwin Number:  79355 of 97361

Only you know your heart, and perhaps I am wrong. I know you only from what you post, and not IRL.

Then perhaps get better acquainted with my posts. Clearly you have ignored every single one in this thread.

Here is one from roughly 10 years ago (took me a bit of work to find one closely related): [and yes I know that the referenced Heritage study is disputed but this goes more to my posting history and position than it does any specific study.]

11/8/2006
http://boards.fool.com/it-is-not-a-lie-your-own-article-prov...

snip:

What the article does state is that because blacks die at a much higher rate, that their kids get survivor benefits where as they otherwise would get nothing.

It must be great be a fatherless black child in America to know that you only had to lose a parent to "tremendously" benefit from social security!

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Again two years later:
10/15/2008
http://boards.fool.com/my-opinion-has-not-changed-either-put...

snip:

The system needs some ownership. Many poor can't afford to save more money than what they are FORCED to put into SS. Give them ownership of that money so when they die, any remaining balance is given to their family - help break the cycle of generational poverty by giving people ownership of their retirement income.

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My opinion of SS is multi-faceted but I have long held that if we are going to have a socialized safety net, then it should not have such a large gaping hole as it pertains to the early demise of contributors.
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