Listening to every heart
Lacking any other real alternatives, I'm all for Private Accounts.
That, and the remainder of your last paragraph, Ali. People need to know that to get the government back on its "own" footing, would be for it to stop tending to our business. Let it run its own house [they get our taxes, don't they?] and let us run ours.
Those who are unprepared to take care of themselves would still, after retirement, foolishly be spending their children's dollars, anyway. [Gee, this doesn't sound like Sun, does it?]
People must, and need to start accounting for themselves from the get-go, once they enter the work force. A document should be given them [for once the government can say, "here's your dollar back in the form of 'how to' save for yourself..."]
With all of the financial information available to people now, it would have to be a very disabled person in several ways not to be able to take care of themselves. Those with wayward habits will fall onto bad times, yes. But if they do not hold themselves accountable, why should we?
Stepping off the box now. It's someone else's turn.
[This message has been edited by Sunshine (01-13-2005 06:59 AM).]