We Don’t Want Your Social Security $, Give Us Education Instead – Gen Y Petition
Posted by Todd Hagopian (@ToddHagopian)
We, Generation Y, are offering up a solution to the Social Security Crisis that is gripping this country. While our legislators continue to ignore the issue, my Generation Y brethren are busy coming up with innovative solutions to how we can get out of this mess. We are offering to give up our “right” to our social security benefits in exchange for a free/subsidized education and the promise that our taxes will not be drastically raised to support a failing public policy which has rightfully been called a Ponzi Scheme. While Social Security was once a great institution, powered by the pay-as-you-go methodology, where an equal number of people are paying into a system as the number who are being paid out. It is now a Ponzi Scheme where a certain number of people are paying into the system and an exaggerated number of people are taking money out. This system will collapse when the revenue cannot match the income payouts, which is the definition of a Ponzi Scheme.
In this article: https://toddhagopian.wordpress.com/2011/09/29/gen-y-social-security-proposal/ I have laid out a possible plan for how to get out of Social Security once and for all, and I am asking Gen Y to sign this petition by commenting on this blog post (or the one under the attached article). In exchange for continuing to help fund the Baby Boomer’s retirement, Gen Y is asking for subsidized advanced education and an easing of the retirement savings regulation, which will both allow us to be the first generation in a 100 years to fully fund our retirement without the support of the Federal Government. We are also asking that the Baby Boomers make some sacrifices of their own, however small, so that we can put an end to this system before it has disastrous consequences on the nation’s economy.
Please sign the attached petition by offering a comment in support of the petition below. We are also very open to hearing your other ideas, if you are willing to offer them for public consumption. This petition is an effort to change the conversation from “How to fix Social Security?”, to “How to end the losing battle that we are fighting with Social Security?” If the politicians will not act, then we need to put our ideas on the table and force them to discuss them. I hope you participate in what I anticipate will be an extremely animated discussion on this board. Thanks!
About Todd Hagopian (@ToddHagopian)Todd Hagopian received his BA from Eastern Michigan University with a major in Political Science. After graduation, he worked as a Financial Advisor and a Bank Manager before returning to school. He attended Michigan State University, where he completed an MBA with a double-major in Finance and Marketing. Todd is now a Senior Product Development Manager for a Fortune 500 company. He frequently writes about business issues, social media strategy, and political issues that he finds important. Enjoy the blog!
Posted on September 29, 2011, in Petitions, Politics and tagged Congress, congressman, congresswoman, Gen Y, government, Social Security, social security reform, tax, Tax Reform, Taxes. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.