Do you understand it is wise to invest in the market over a long timeframe rather than "playing" the market and trying to avoid bubbles
depends on your age and how much you are/are going to be, dependent on that income.
And as much as it galls Obama haters to admit it, there actually ARE some promising signs in the economy that businesses are seeing and in turn loosening up their pocketbooks a bit.
ok. what are they. how, exactly, is the economy or the employment picture improving? and if they are, what government programs have contributed to that improvement?
don't know if you ever read this or the entire paper, but i think it applies here as well.http://newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/fdr-s-policies-prolonged-depression-5409.aspx
I'm glad to know that you won't be cashing your SS check when you DO retire, government handout that it is. I've been worried your generation would suck it all dry and have never relied on SS income in my retirement planning. But if your generation is asabhorrent of govt handouts as you are, then perhaps my retirement is a bit safer than I assumed.
And, yes, I realize we all pay into SS, including you. However, it's still a govt run and govt administered program.
i would gladly have opted out if given the choice. same with medicare. we were not given the choice. at the point where you have taken out more than you have put in + interest, it is welfare. no doubt about that. every man, woman, and child on disability is drawing SSI as welfare.
it is the perfect example of the government thinking that they can take care of you better than you can care for yourself. it is the perfect example of government failing to do as it said it would, or to accomplish what it said it would.
it is the perfect example of a relatively small government program growing and growing and growing.....
I know that my tax dollars for Iraq did crap. And there have been a LOT of tax dollars going there.
of all the tax dollars spent on war and warish things over the last 15 years, that was probably money well spent. of course, this president managed to screw up what was the best of it, and invest in what was the worst. Iraq was a far better investment than Afghanistan, never mind all the other crap he's managed to get involved in.
regardless of your opinion on iraq or any other war, that is something that the government is constitutionally within it's bounds to do. unlike...for instance...paying for preschool.....