If you don't check any boxes, whatever you've paid into Soc Sec is still yours. Medicare is gone. But now there's no FICA withholding at all. And no general income tax increase to offset the loss in revenue from those who opt out and the increased costs of those who opt in. Let those who use pay.
As soon as they’re made optional, the camel has its nose under the tent. They need to be killed off and those of us who have, like myself, paid in $200M (let alone what my employer has coughed up) deserve at least the pittance until we’re dead. I’m 75 now and haven’t much longer to go.
From day one it should have been an elective program. Taking care of oneself should have been paramount. That $200M invested in the poorest performing mutual fund would have returned millions.
The central socialist government doesn’t deliver what it was intended to perform. It just keeps getting fatter and more obtrusive and larded with the dregs of the failures who can’t find gainful employment elsewhere that meets their qualifications: sloth.