samhill wrote:A large portion of the debt is owed to SS because our Gov. has been stealing it for decades & that's both sides, I highly doubt that they wouldn't do the same to individual accounts, you would end up with a worthless IOU.
I don't disagree with you at all about both sides stealing from SS. I consider myself conservative without a real party to support, however lean more towards the Repubs because they are closer to what I believe but not entirely.
I believe you are incorrect on the individual accounts. From what I remember if you chose not to invest in individual stock, only then would your account invest in individual bonds. Much like the TSP plan for government employees, which as I remember was used as a reference for the Bush plan. The plan I am invested in as a Govt employee is doing quite well and I am not invested in any Govt bonds.