Finally, a Responsible Request in Washington...

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Finally, a Responsible Request in Washington...

Post  News Hawk on Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:03 pm

"As part of his budget proposal, President Obama is asking Congress to compel all working Americans to establish tax-deferred retirement accounts—either Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) or 401(k) “defined contribution plans.”

US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew explained that “the President is trying to inject a modicum of personal responsibility into the whole retirement planning scenario. The amounts that can be provided by Social Security are limited and may not even be available to the next generation. Yet, fewer than 10% of those eligible for these special tax-deferred retirement accounts take advantage of their opportunity. By forcing them to participate we would be priming them for the idea that they should take more care for their own post-employment years.”

At the same time that workers will be required to establish these accounts they will be barred from accumulating more than $3 million in them. “No one needs more than that amount to secure a comfortable retirement,” Lew declared. “Should a taxpayer be so lucky as to see his investment grow to exceed the $3 million threshold he shouldn’t mind if the government siphons off the excess to fund other pressing needs...”

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Post  WHL on Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:41 am

He tells some people they should have personal responsibility, while others have to have NONE!!! Those with responsibility are FORCED to give to those with no responsibility. He always wants it both ways.
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Re: Finally, a Responsible Request in Washington...

Post  News Hawk on Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:09 am

While that is true, the article IS satire!
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Post  fshnski on Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:27 am

Don't feel bad WHL, he had me too.

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Post  WHL on Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:08 am

He really does want to limit the amount people can save for retirement. Now how stupid is that? OF course we all know he wants as many people living off the gov. as possible so they will vote for him. He had better be careful though. If he gets too many living off the gov., who will pay for that?
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