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Fiscal Cliff Idea: How About We Tax Your 401k?

snappercat Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 5:15 PM
And, I'll note, the feds could confiscate every penny of 401/IRA money and not pay off the debt.
MacQ - Texas Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 5:24 PM
They don't care about the debt. Your granchildren will pay that.
They care about now.
They care about spending us into a complete socialist state.
'Step one: convince the useful idiots to covet what others have.

How do you feel about the government touching your private retirement account known as your 401k in order to "pay down the deficit?" Not so good? Already feel like the government has stolen your retirement through Social Security? Well get ready because taxing the 401k is floating around as an idea while the fiscal cliff talks on Capitol Hill continue.

One of the earliest fears about tax-favored savings accounts like IRAs and 401(k) plans was that when this pool of savings grew large enough Congress would not be able to resist tapping it to help solve the...