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You quoted the article I linked, not my words. My point, and I think it is a valid one, that a pattern is being established with all the restrictions on retirement savings that the Obama gov't wants to impose. What comes next? The writing is on the wall, and for people like you who decided against having kids, I can see why you could care less about the future, but I want to know how to advise my kids to position them best for FI.

... singles like me end up subsidizing this largess.

And couples like us provide the next generation who pays into SS for you to use when you are older. I suspect our costs in producing and educating the next generation are higher than your reduced SS, particularly when you add in the total payments we also made into the system. We sure could have retired a whole lot earlier, even without SS, had we not provided some well qualified soldiers to fund the next few decades of SS benefits.

It is rarely a good idea to look at anything in isolation of related factors.

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