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Subject:  Re: Attitude Question - SS Date:  3/14/2016  2:40 PM
Author:  intercst Number:  79302 of 97965

GWPotter asks,

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


Actually SS is "social insurance" (i.e., insurance against being impoverished in old age.)

A lot of people seem to be confused that SS is some kind of investment account like an IRA/401k and expect an investment return like the S&P 500. That confusion seems be sown by those who would privatize SS and turn it over to Wall Street where it would be sucked dry with fees.

Social Security a better deal than I thought?


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