posted on Aug, 12 2012 @ 04:00 PM
I am still relatively young (early 30s), and I hate paying SS. It looks like my generation will probably not recieve any benefits from it even though
I will be paying into it for the forseeable future, probably even after the fund has gone bust. I do not have retirement, health care, or any
benefits through my job. Nobody wants to see grandma or mom lose their income, but happens when my generation becomes retired grandmas?
Both of my parents are lower-level government employees and a relatively nice state retirement is on their horizion. Both have jobs less technical
and less physically demanding but much better paying than mine, expecially when you consider their benefits. I am a little (jealous?) of how they
are able to vacation two weeks every year and have nice newer cars and so fourth. Contrarily I can't afford any of these things with my current pay
largely because 1/3 of my paycheck goes to keep the state (and my parents) operating the way it does. For me personally I would rather invest my SS
money myself rather that give it to this organization that uses my other tax money on unjustifiaby large salaries and benefits, which I see none of.
I doubt I'll ever be able to retire if I wanted to anyway.