Don't get cranky, old man, and learn to take responsibility for your actions.
The "trust fund" is gone and there is a huge debt besides. Those are facts.
You want to claim that it is not your fault but the spending and borrowing were done by those you elected.
Why should others just coming into the workforce suffer to provide for your retirement when you've already burdened them with a huge debt for past spending? Why isn't it reasonable to expect you to pay your own way? If you are 65 now then you have enjoyed having your highest-earning years occur during the best economy the world has ever known. That economy has now crashed due to the profligacy of the past generation. Didn't you save anything during this thirty-year orgy of spending and speculation? If not then why not?
***Didn’t you save anything during this thirty-year orgy of spending and speculation? If not then why not?***
I don’t know about Marty, but I was taxed to the limit and FICA’d into financial basics - while raising 4 children as a single parent. (NO, married and missed). My 401k’s dropped like droopy drawers and I am now taking out of SS what I and my employers were forced to “contribute to” for 50 years....so don’t get snippy with those of us who behave ethically and expected others to do the same.
As for the Boomers - they will soon become TEA party voters.
You're trying to convince people it's the little private sector workers, that worked their asses to the bone for 30 or and 40+ years, that SS is broke because it's their fault?
You'll have better luck juggling flaming chain saws while skate boarding.
The government confiscated it out of America's paychecks...The little people had the choice of paying their taxes or the government would shoot them and or jail them. There was no choice, there was no vote, the government, like today, does exactly what it wants to do. You have ZERO choice.
Ya think American will survive if the government tells tens of millions of people the trillions they confiscated from them won't be given back? This country will not survive that, in fact, due to the corruption in D.C., it's barely surviving now.