CyclePath (R-VA) proposes Social Security as an Option Act
Bill fails @CyclePath
Yea. People should be able to spend the money on their own retirement plans.
Nay, this would further bankrupt Social Security because the people who opt out will be the wealthiest. We need to increase Social Securities solvency by increasing the retirement age and reducing benefits. This is the antithesis of those efforts.
Which is exactly how it should be
No, people deserve a dignified retirement and we should never return to the horrible treatment of the elderly that existed before the New Deal. Society is justified in facilitating savings accounts that the average American is unlikely to pursue independently.
Yea. Excellent bill and a definite step in the right direction. Social security is a horrendously terrible “investment” and people should be free to invest *their own money* however they please.
Nay, this will negatively affect low income retirees.
Nay. Pay your social security tax
Muh freedom, so yea
Social Security as an Option Act:
Section 1: Anyone over the age of 18 can opt out of social security.
Section 2: Once someone opts out, they cannot opt back in.