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

ted in ma Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 4:10 PM
Yep I think this might be the one thing that sends us over the edge.

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...