Clyde died a few months after making the last movie. Can't run for office.
And you bring up a great topic in SSI. I sat down a few years ago and did some basic calcs on what would happen if that 15% of a person's income were personally invested and not stolen by the Feds. Assuming that a person only earned $20,000/yr and further assuming the 15% were invested after taxes in a modest 7-1/2% ROR vehicle (investment in programs by Vanguard, Fidelity, etc. easily earn 50% more than that), the person would retire a millionaire, the federal government would take in much more in taxes than they do now with far fewer places to spend it because virtually every retiree would be a millionaire, there would be so much investment capital available in savings in lending institutions that inflation would be an impossibility - in other words capitalism at its best. Unfortunate our elected representatives have again chosen the low road and turned it into a ponsi scheme for which any company or individual would be thrown in jail. They cheerfully severely weaken the financial strength of our country and the world so they can have our money to buy re-election and insure their 100% lifetime pension. Of course you realize they have exempted themselves from SSI. Instead of retiring with totally liquid assets in the $millions, we retire with a ~$1500/mo 'pension' (if we are lucky enough that there are still enough young'uns earning enough to give us their income) from our benevolent protectors.
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