I'm Doug, and I'm very sorry to hear of your concerns. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today. I've been a licensed attorney for more than 3 decades and I handle social security issues.
If privatization comes about it will be a gradual thing and those of us already at the doorstep of retirement will not be effected. The privatization would be put into place over a decade or two and during that time the FICA taxes would be slowly decreased and workers would pay into a private retirement plan----something similar to the present IRA/401K plans that already exist.
What you can be assured will not happen is that the millions of people receiving social security and on the doorstep of receiving it will not have the rug pulled out from underneath them. Social security benefits will continue to be paid for at least a few decades to come. The people who will be most effected by the transition to privatized social security will be the workers who are in their 20's and 30's right now because they will be paying both social security taxes and being forced to save for their own retirement. people in their 50's and 60's will continue to be covered by social security.
It is also quite possible that under the privatization plan, that social security may continue to exist long into the future as a back up to ensure a minimum income for people whose retirement plans did not do well because of a downturn in market forces.
So, in conclusion, if you are just 6 years away from retirement, there is virtually no risk to your ability to collect your social security benefit in the near future----or into your later years as well.
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