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Do you think there will still be social. Security benefits available in20 years

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Eh? It's a supplement. Nothing something for you to live off of. But there's no doubt that it will still be there in one form or another.

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Unfortunately many senior do liv off of social and its not a supplement income
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Then that is their problem. I guess there are other govt programs that can help them. I mean we have so many cradle to grave ways for govt to own us.
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Then I would say oh wells. Life decisions. Can't blame anyone else for your own life decisions. But as I recall, social security is a supplemental income. Normal people set up their own nests.
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True but reality is that people don't or can't So we such a great nation helping everyone else just scratches its head
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We give them the option to. 401ks, Roth IRA, land, and whatever it may be. Heck, even retailers match 401k contributions. There's so much information out there. So many books and so many websites.
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No. If there are, it will not be enough to live off, or they will raise the age so most people never get to get them.

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They'll both raise the age, and play games with the cost of living adjustments so that the benefits continue to be worth less and less in real terms.
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It was never intended to be enough to live on. It was to supplement ones retirement savings.
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Only if we can force Congress to fix the problems with the system. This is what happens to a society when they have forgotten how to provide for their own retirement. Many are saying we're going to become a nanny state. Sadly, I believe we already are. :(

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Social security is currently solvent until about 2030, at current rates and contributions.
Think of social security as a tub, being filled with current employee contributions, and drained by retirees. The number of retirees is increasing, and the number of contributors is decreasing, as baby boomers retire. We are currently at the spot where there are more people draining the tub than adding to it; however, the tub is fairly large, and it takes years to drain it. Actuaries predict the tub will be drained about 2037; current legislation then says that benefits will be cut to reflect the income from current contributors. In other words, retirees would have to live on the income stream from current employees, and absent a fix, this would necessitate a reduction of benefits in the amount of 25-30%. However, if it is politically possible to correct the situation, a relatively small fix today could make Social Security solvent for many years; see here for suggestions:
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/planning-to-retire/2010/05/18/12-ways-to-fix-social-security

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No that'll crash in the next 10 years

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After the 10s of thousands of dollars I have paid in it better be around in 20 years

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