Well, we agree on all points.(SS was never really intented to be a "way of life" for "life" either..but we see where that's all at now too).<quoted text>Thank you for the clarification, but I've not argued for Social Security to remain unreformed. There are a lot more people retiring now, and fewer jobs which contribute enough earnings to SS over the course of a working life, to retire on. Of course, SS was never supposed to be the ONLY retirement strategy one applied, either. People who live on credit don't save as much for their retirement, as people who live on what they earn alone.
That is WHY the formation of the-
The T(axed) E(nough) A(lready drained dry) Party
(despite what some might try and twist and distort out of thier wretched ignorance of) might try and "say" otherwise.
It would be interesting to see a GOOD statistical compariosn of the TRUE age base of Independent voters-namely because it might be pretty enlightening.
As you state, more boomers, who have worked lifetimes, contributing to those who have already retired, as well as raising families, ARE on the cusp edges of the retirement system.
And what do WE hear, for doing years of DOUBLE duties?
Certainly NOT the positives we've been led to believe in!!
"CAP, CURB, BUDGET, BALANCE and live with in your OWN means, like many of US have HAD to-the economy DEMANDS it again!
Welcome to OUR geneRATIONAL realities!"