Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Man these guys really like to make predictions...
Old 04-17-2008, 04:03 PM   #1
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
mickeyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: South Texas~29N/98W
Posts: 5,881
Man these guys really like to make predictions...

2032, 2037, 2041, now 2052....Those folks that we are paying to sit in those cozy D.C. offices sure are having fun crunching our numbers, are they not?

Quote:
In 2000, the system's actuaries thought the assets of this fund would be exhausted by 2032. Two years later it was 2037. Now the projected exhaustion date is 2041.
Meanwhile, the Congressional Budget Office, which makes these projections as well, recently thought the system will remain solvent until at least 2052.
False-Alarm: Personal Finance News from Yahoo! Finance
__________________

__________________
Part-Owner of Texas

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. Groucho Marx

In dire need of: faster horses, younger woman, older whiskey, more money.
mickeyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 04-17-2008, 07:06 PM   #2
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 798
Quote:
Originally Posted by mickeyd View Post
2032, 2037, 2041, now 2052....Those folks that we are paying to sit in those cozy D.C. offices sure are having fun crunching our numbers, are they not?



False-Alarm: Personal Finance News from Yahoo! Finance
The answer is really simple, the more they lie about the inflation rate, the longer it lasts. Pretty soon they'll be raising SS benefits! Chicken bones in every pot?

When is everyone going to wake up? Sorry, back on the CPI thing.
__________________

__________________
RockOn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2008, 07:11 PM   #3
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 4,764
Quote:
Originally Posted by RockOn View Post
The answer is really simple, the more they lie about the inflation rate, the longer it lasts. Pretty soon they'll be raising SS benefits! Chicken bones in every pot?

When is everyone going to wake up? Sorry, back on the CPI thing.

Have you written your congressman yet?
__________________
Notmuchlonger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2008, 07:12 PM   #4
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 798
Nah 'bamas got my back
__________________
RockOn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2008, 07:53 PM   #5
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 4,764
Alabama Crimson Tide?
__________________
Notmuchlonger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2008, 07:57 PM   #6
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 798
Quote:
Originally Posted by Notmuchlonger View Post
Alabama Crimson Tide?
'bama with the ears, de main man
__________________
RockOn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2008, 07:59 PM   #7
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 4,764
Quote:
Originally Posted by RockOn View Post
'bama with the ears, de main man
Oh the one who wants to raise capital gains to 28% bama. Bah I thought you were a Crimson Tide fan. Pitty.
__________________
Notmuchlonger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2008, 08:07 PM   #8
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 798
Quote:
Originally Posted by Notmuchlonger View Post
Oh the one who wants to raise capital gains to 28% bama. Bah I thought you were a Crimson Tide fan. Pitty.
Sorry, now I didn't say I liked him, just said he's got my backside. If anyone can solve the inflation reporting problem I'd say "yes he can"
__________________
RockOn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2008, 08:09 PM   #9
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 4,764
Bah inflation is fine. Only 4%
__________________
Notmuchlonger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2008, 08:18 PM   #10
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 798
Quote:
Originally Posted by Notmuchlonger View Post
Bah inflation is fine. Only 4%
Whatever u say. Around 9% of the country agrees with you. That's about 1 out of 11. Even 4 out of 11 think Bush might know what he's doing. It must be a lonely feeling.
__________________
RockOn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2008, 08:30 PM   #11
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 4,764
Quote:
Originally Posted by RockOn View Post
Whatever u say. Around 9% of the country agrees with you. That's about 1 out of 11. Even 4 out of 11 think Bush might know what he's doing. It must be a lonely feeling.
No my tin foil keeps me warm does yours?
__________________
Notmuchlonger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2008, 08:34 PM   #12
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 798
Sold it. I put it up on ebay. It started a huge bidding war. 9% just had to get some.
__________________

__________________
RockOn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Predictions for 2008? SecondCor521 FIRE and Money 17 01-01-2008 04:20 PM
2006 Predictions Eagle43 Other topics 9 12-29-2006 07:25 PM
Clothes make the man donheff Other topics 92 09-19-2006 01:12 PM
Predictions - SS reform Beststash FIRE and Money 107 03-17-2005 12:22 PM
You guys make me laugh... Bayfield40 Other topics 2 03-26-2004 06:34 AM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:31 AM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.