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Poll: Older Americans nix Social Security changes

Trust funds that support program projected to run dry in 2033

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  • Rocket Science Brigham City, UT
    Nov. 3, 2013 12:39 p.m.

    No Joan it is not your money. The money you contributed to SS has long since been spent. The money you paid in was not saved, it was not invested, the SS trust fund is a giant IOU with the money that was excess being used to off set other parts of deficit spending. Joan I am now paying for you while being forced to trust the government that someday there will be some for me too therefore if we all sacrifice. - I will have to work longer, you will need to take less in future increases (that will affect me too in the future) but to always point to someone else and say make them sacrifice - not me is irresponsible.

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    Nov. 3, 2013 10:05 a.m.

    America is in financial trouble because we refuse to regulate the too big to fail banks properly we are continually getting into needless wars.

    Fix these things and leave Social Security alone. People earned that.

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    Nov. 3, 2013 9:46 a.m.

    Raise the income level on which Social Security taxes are paid and diversify the investments of Social Security so it invests in more than government bonds which pay next to nothing in interest. There is no real need to cut the benefits.