actually yes . i hated the business after so many years and i put down the sticks 35 years ago . never taught my kids , never brought it up . but for decades i banged on everything in sight . well when i retired my wife said why don't you get a set of pads and play . at first i didn't want to but then i said what the heck .
well it was love at first sight . i have not put those sticks down in over a year . not only that , but through facebook the band from 35 years ago hooked up . we hit the studio last month and we are all chomping at the bit for the next session
A reduction will never happen for those already on Social Security. It is future beneficiaries that need to worry.
they will have a cut off like they did for file and suspend if they make changes . it will likely not effect anyone close to collecting .
i don't see reductions in the cards anyway . it would be political suicide with 80 million voting baby boomers
"those that really want to succeed will find a way , the rest will just find an excuse."
Easier said than done. A tad mean spirited too. We all come from different places, backgrounds, and times. We all have different challenges and concerns. Also, life isn't fair. If somebody told you it is they've lied to you. We might talk a good talk about equality but any reasonable person knows deep down it's bull.
"Walk a mile in another person's shoes" is more my way of thinking.
Fake news. SS is safe.
factory jobs are gone regardless for the most part . ever see a new modern cnc controlled factory in china ? they are state of the art and use very few people to manufacture . i just retired from the factory automation field here in the states which is booming .
even if trump brought more manufacturing back , it requires a fraction of the people it used to and at a lower skill lower skill level . robots can perform these jobs at a more efficient higher rate than humans
I'd hate to be around when the politicians that will have to deal with the problem if some action isn't put in place now to remedy what everyone should understand is coming.
The letter is addressed to the Hon. Sam Johnson, Subcommittee on SS, House of Representatives and dated Dec. 8, 2016. This is an excerpt from Pg 4 of the letter. "Under current law, 79 percent of scheduled benefits are projected to be payable on a timely basis in 2034 after depletion of the combined trust fund reserves, with the percentage payable declining to 74 percent for 2090. Under the plan, the OASDI program would be solvent throughout the 75-year projection period, and would have the ability to pay 100 percent of scheduled benefits on a timely basis for the foreseeable future."
There are additional provisions in this document. You can read the entire document here: https://www.ssa.gov/oact/solvency/SJohnson_20161208.pdf
just pull ss disability off and add it on to welfare , which it is , and ss retirement and survivor benefits will be just fine .
the fraud and abuse in disability is insane .