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Allow people to opt-out of social security?

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  Tags: politics   constitution   debt   economy   freedom   socialism


Background

The increasing U.S. debt may fail to provide social security for many people in the future. Those who wish to save their own money for retirement in their own investments should have the freedom to do so.
 

Arguments For


Freedom
Original U.S. Constitution does not allow federally mandated social security.
Socialism is bad.
Young people have nothing to benefit from a social security program that is bound to fail.
People need to be responsible for their own retirement plans and not rely on the government for all their problems.

Arguments Against


Social security will be available, there is no fear of the funds not being available in the future.
Social security protects people by forcing them to save money for retirement.

Sources


 1  People facing shrinking social security payments (usatoday.com)

User Comments & Opinion

 
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2 Voted Yes

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Say no to communism! Say no to socialism! Say yes to our representative democracy and a constitution that limits government power. We don't need "socialism" security, sorry folks. - thorie 0
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#politics With shrinking social security payments, what incentive does anyone have to pay social security taxes? Give young people a choice for their own future. I say YES on allowing opt-out of social security. - thorie (twitter) 0

1 Voted No

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In order for social security to work, everyone must contribute. That's the whole point. We can't have some people in it and some people not in it. - jennyhooah (twitter) vote up image vote down image 0
 
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