back to rights... it's my right to tell them, theirs to listen or not.
It's your right to have an opinion, and to voice it if you want. It's also your right to go into a neighborhood of a race that isn't your own and start screaming out racial slurs, but that obviously wouldn't be a wise move. I would say the same is true of trying to give others unwanted advice about how they spend their money.
Social security is funded by a tax. According to you, once you pay tax money to the government, it's theirs to do whatever they want.
Social Security has its own separate "tax" to fund it, so it's a separate issue.
As for tax money, I'm advocating people take a less stressful approach and stop viewing it as "MY" money once its out of their hands, because they don't have ultimate control over it any longer. You can be vigilant about how it is spent, and in many cases that's wise, but other than telling government officials or voting out those who make decisions you disagree with, you don't have power over how that money is spent in most cases. So there is simply no reason to think of it as "MY" money, as all that will do is cause you added stress when it ultimately isn't spent exactly how you would spend it if it actually WERE your money.
Honestly, I think some people actively look for situations where they can add stress to their lives. As for myself, I'm the opposite. I try not to worry about things I can't control - like exactly how my tax dollars are spent. Sometimes I worry anyway, but I do my best not to do so.
Social Security privatization is not about "cutting benefits". If it really was "my money" that "I am earning", I'd say privatize it right now. Let me choose where the money goes.
I agree with this 100 percent. Everyone should have the option of continuing to fund social security or putting the same money into their own retirement account. The reason the government won't let this happen is because nearly everyone with any sense, especially those under 50 or so, would immediately stop paying into social security, and then the old people would whine and complain and by golly we can't have that. *rolls eyes*