Those who believe our government is too honorable to raid private retirement accounts had better wake up! The seriously dangerous and wounded animal we know as government is fighting for its survival. It will do anything short of dying, reducing spending, or revealing itself as the Ponzi scheme it truly is.
Your notions of integrity, law, and morality do not apply to this animal. The biggest, meanest man in town is trying to escape death and will use whatever means possible. Rightly or wrongly, he believes you are his antidote and he is going after whatever he can get.
I keep wondering where the breaking point is? Is there a point where the common person will break out the pitchforks and light a fire under the tar? Is there a point where the common man will march on Washington and shut the place down?
Look, I don’t believe that I will ever get anything out of my social security “contributions.” It’s never been a “contribution” and has been treated as a piggy bank for every spend-happy Congress-critter the last 40 years. But my IRAs are mine. I saved that money. I put it aside. for my retirement, not so some welfare queen can have a big screen TV or that someone can get a free house that I paid for. (You have to at least marry me to get the free house out of me).
Now I see that there is talk about raiding my IRA? Maybe that will be the time to actually take up arms and revolt. I hope the sheeple will listen.