Eight Reasons Why You Should Care About Social Security
27 February 2008|
Many less-political Americans, especially younger Americans, consider Social Security to be a boring, worthless issue that they don't need to care about. Here are eight reasons why that's wrong, and why everyone, especially the young, really should consider Social Security an important issue in their lives.
1. You're paying for it. 6.2% of every dollar you make is already going to Social Security, through taxes, whether you like it or not. That's four minutes of every hour working that you spend working for no one but Uncle Sam and your grandmother's bridge club. For someone who makes $40,000/yr, that's almost $2,500 paid over a full year. You're going to not care about something that you pay that much for?