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I said "no," primarily because I think "solvency" will increasingly mean "means testing" in the future -- AND because I don't know when benefits would begin if they change the retirement age. I think it's a mistake to completely means-test it and discourage prudent financial planning, but you never know. Since Congress can change it at any time, and the "promise" is only as good as the promise of politicians (ha!), I'm not counting on anything.

SS WILL be around through my entire lifetime and beyond. Whether or not it's recognizable as it is today, or whether or not it still pays out to all who pay into it, is anyone's guess.

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