No. of Recommendations: 7
Get over it...

Bush bashing is old hat...and whining about the rich is not much better.

If the subject is social security, try to address the problem and/or solution which is not Bush or the rich.

If you want to do something positive, write to the RNC or DNC, write to your Congressional rep, write to your Senators, and write to your newspapers. However, I suggest you provide something positive and not whining.

Some suggestions....

Tell them that any fix should include everyone; there should not be any exceptions. Stop all government, municipal workers, and teachers unions from opting out of social security.

Tell them that if they want to give some options to the workers they should also provide some options to the small employers who pay the other 50% of social security.

Tell them that any reductions in benefits should be based on the number of years one has contributed and not the age. For example, a person who contributes from age 18 to age 62 (44years) is penalized about 25% for collecting social security early. A person who is working on a second job after retiring from a selective service job after 25 years can start to contribute at 50something to 60something gets the same reduction in benefits if they only contribute for 10 years (although a lower amount).

Tell them that if they want to (arbitrarily) use 35 years in their formula, why not use 35 years to be fully paid up or to base reduction on.

Tell them to save some money and stop sending out reports to everyone; in particular sine most folks don't want to see them.

Tell them that there is an alternative to the private accounts and that is for the government to stop using the money from SS. If it's possible for workers to get a better return on 2-4% of their money why can't they. Well that requires them to leave the money alone so it can earn something. This is the most basic fix and will not be supported by either party since they all want to spend money.

Just some food for thought.

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