I've probably mentioned this before, but I'd like to see the US Government offer a Social Security buyout, as mentioned here. I'd even be willing to take 10% of what I paid in, let alone 10% of my expected benefits.
Participation in Social Security should be totally voluntary anyway. People should be able to opt out. The bullshit about Social Security being an "inter-generational contract" is a bald-faced lie. If it were true, nobody should be exempt, as is the Congress of the US and roughly five million other Americans.
Push your congresspeople for an end to mandatory Social Security, and for a chance to cash out before hyperinflation hits. A bird in the hand is worth a hell of a lot more than what $1000 a month will be in a few short years.
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