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@ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...7yrs

No, this will disadvantage low income seniors whose life expectancy is lower than wealthier seniors

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Yes, but I would prefer to privatize it instead

 @JonBSimConstitutionfrom Kentucky  agreed…3wks

Yes, but I would prefer to privatize it instead

The gov't shouldn't be involved in retirement funds, it's outside their role.

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No, eliminate the income cap on taxable earnings and stop spending current funds on other programs instead

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@48RLWN9from Virginia  answered…2yrs

Social Security was not intended to be a retirement program. Give every child at birth an account worth $5,000 and let it grow toward a retirement nest egg. Do NOT allow the government to be able to spend that money. Taxes would be paid on the original $5,000 when the senior retires and at a reasonable tax rate.

@487BQ3Tfrom North Carolina  answered…2yrs

Social security is a clear and perfect example of a ponzi scheme. This program should be phased out as quickly as possible and retirement planning should be up to the individual. This will increase financial literacy and further promote a strong capitalist marketplace.

@4YMCK9Rfrom California  answered…2yrs

Yes, only if their health is taken into consideration. For those who are not as healthy leave it. For those who are healthy raise it.

@5L56L57from Texas  answered…2yrs

No, living longer and healthier does not mean still able to perform work especially at the age of 70

@4Z6FCFBfrom New Jersey  answered…2yrs

No, but SS should not be provided if annual income exceeds $75000.00 per year.

@48RBMZSfrom Maryland  answered…2yrs

NO, and we should transition Social Security funds into privately managed retirement accounts and away from congressional access and IOU's. Social Security withdrawal should be optional so that those who don't need it are not forced to take it, instead they should receive a tax credit for each year that they don't take it.

@5L4VXDNfrom Ohio  answered…2yrs

The retirement age should be based on the health of the senior in question. The healthier the senior, the retirement age should be raised. It should not be raised for seniors who are not healthy.

@48PQCWTfrom Florida  answered…2yrs

The social security program no longer functions as was intended. It was suppose to be a safety net for those whose retirement plans failed. Now people are using it as their retirement plan. They should eliminate it.

@5B6J9Z4from Washington  answered…2yrs

Stop allowing people to collect at age 62. They have stopped paying in at a younger age and this further depletes money from social security. There are too many young retirees

@48MPJZTfrom Florida  answered…2yrs

Social security funds should be distributed at an age based on a formula that accounts for increased age of life expectancy. Future Options should exist not to pay social security and rather invest that money into a personal retirement fund or pay a tax on funds if you choose to cash them in ahead of scheduled retirement age. Not the government's job to make sure there is money for people to retire with, that responsibility should fall to each individual citizen

@48QYZ62from Minnesota  answered…2yrs

No - many people are finding it difficult to continue physical labor type work even to the existing retirement age. Raising the retirement age will result in many more people filing for disability instead.

@48S5J3Hfrom Pennsylvania  answered…2yrs

No, people worked a good bit of their lives keeping the country moving during their workable years. They should be allowed to retire while the Quality of life is still advantage0us. Living longer does not mean having a good quality of life.

@48MNYMDfrom Virginia  answered…2yrs

No, this will force companies, schools, and other work places to continue to employ workers who are possibly not as able or as interested in doing their work. Many places don't want employees who are only there for a paycheck.

@48QD74Hfrom Virginia  answered…2yrs

No, not all at once, since it will take time to convince employers that those over 65 are employable. We have a serious age prejudice and discrimination in corporations, and need to enforce better age discrimination laws before we raise the retirement age; otherwise we simply create a bigger poverty stricken group, sooner.

@5B46NT8from Virginia  answered…2yrs

@48MD684from Texas  answered…2yrs

Regardless, social security should be eliminated because it is an unconstitutional transfer of wealth.

@48WD9BSfrom California  answered…2yrs

You shouldn't be able to collect social security while still working in your previous career as it is supposed to be for retirement

@4Z6FCX2from Louisiana  answered…2yrs

Yes, but only for those currently under age 55. The retirement age for anyone 55 or older should NOT be raised.

@@Kevin Brown JR from Massachusetts answered…16hrs

No, replace Social Security with a $2000 monthly universal basic income program instead.

@Kevin-Brown-JR from Massachusetts answered…2 days

No and create a $2000 monthly universal basic income program for all people 21 and over.

@96259PT from North Carolina answered…3 days

@95Z96Y8 from Florida answered…4 days

@95Z2CZ3 from South Carolina answered…4 days

@95MZ2S5 from Minnesota answered…2wks

No, instead prevent anyone with sufficient liquid assets from being able to access the program to prevent wealthy elderly from using up money.

@95K58J2 from Virginia answered…2wks

Yes, but only raise it to the wealthy people and those who are in good condition to work.

@95GWQTP from California answered…3wks

@95GVZNT from Minnesota answered…3wks

Socialise healthcare and we will free up some medicare and Medicaid funds to bolster social security.

@95F7QLX from Virginia answered…3wks

@95DMM9J from Washington answered…3wks

@95759YX from Georgia answered…4wks

It’s an insolvent Ponzi scheme and will run out of money no matter how much more you put in.

@94VPL53Independent from Minnesota answered…1mo

No, but social security should be overhauled to enable it to remain long-lasting and effective.

@94T9CW6 from Missouri answered…1mo

Neither, I know nothing about this topic and feel very unqualified to take a stance on it.

@94DM2N6 from Missouri answered…1mo

Social security is a Ponzi scheme that would be illegal for anyone but the government and should be phased out entirely

@9432S4FSocialist from Virginia answered…2mos

Slowly raise it and better educate the public on private savings as Social Security isn't sustainable long term in the future

@942DCB7 from Texas answered…2mos

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