Saturday, January 01, 2005

Few are counting on Social Security check

SUSAN TOMPOR: Few are counting on Social Security check
In a recent survey of Americans aged 18-34, 46 percent believed in the existence of extraterrestrials while only 28 percent believed Social Security would still be around when they retire.
While I am not convinced that aliens are in fact visiting us, I do not count on Social Security for my retirement. It would be foolish to do so.
"My plan is to presume I'm getting zero. And then anything I do get from it is a benefit and a bonus," said Mann, a 43-year-old who lives in Grosse Pointe Woods and would like to retire from Ford Motor Co. before 60.
I also object to the whole nanny state idea that people have to be taken care. People should take care of themselves.

"To protect people from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools." -- Herbert Spencer

On the other hand I have no faith in Washington politics - they will do nothing good, and probably do something bad.

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