[QUOTE=JetsCrazey;2950331]Yeah, there IS a difference:
Madoff's investors were at least voluntary investors who made a personal choice to invest in his too-good-to-be-true model.
Social Security participants are FORCED to be in the ponzi scheme by government coercion. They are taking your money with the barrel of a gun. Not to mention the dollar amount of the scheme is much higher.[/QUOTE]
there is also a difference of disclosure. Participants in Social Security know how the process works.
you all rant and rave about SS but remember Bush tried to privatize the thing not too long ago... how fun would have that been if the economic crisis wiped out social security entirely... it's like Bush wanted to screw up even more but congress didn't let him...