Thursday, June 27, 2013 2:40:47 PM
Cajun247 & HumanAction
"I was about to say we went from talking about a brutal home invasion to the economics of healthcare."
Here are SOME of the topics touched on in this thread:
Gun control, gun safety, the death penalty, differences between democrats and republicans, privacy issues, gun murder vs other weapons, partisan politics, libertarianism, rape prevention, religion in politics, gay marriage, abortion, the bailouts, the economy, welfare, medicare, healthcare industry, taxes, MENSA, insurance....
Always enjoy chatting with you guys. So nice when the ideologue spazs keep from interrupting.
I also don't think there has ever been an IAB thread that touched on THIS many tangents. ;) No kidding. It`s actually been quite nice not dealing with stupid interruptions though it has been a less-than-productive afternoon.
"but the government skimmed from the top to fund other programs."
We should have put it in Al Gore's "lockbox". ;)
Social security is a long term investment. I think there should definitely be steps taken to get back a larger value for the investor. Some sort of ULTRA safe investment in a combination of bonds, precious metals, and very conservative mutual funds. It should well out pace inflation. Also I think you should get back your investment at 65 in a mutual fund account that pays off monthly. That way if you die at 66 your family inherits YOUR money.
You should also be able to borrow against the value of your social security account after let`s say 45 for certain things like medical expenses or perhaps a mortgage.
I think there are lots of things you could do differently with social security.
I also don`t think there has ever been an IAB thread that touched on THIS many tangents. ;)