Come on Ban, let us not get away from facts. If my retirement depended on tax dollars only, then of course I would support tax increases. I just showed you how teachers in Ohio are paid. THey are paid by tax payers and get their pensions from tax payers. What they contribute to their own retirement takes away what they would pay from mine (social security). Only because government controls stuff like this, is the fact that it can happen.
Try working at McDonalds and telling the state that you will stop paying a certain percentage of taxes to SS and you will be putting it into your own account. It wouldn't happen. Come on, Ban, realize that government is crooked and count your blessings if you are on their dole.
Also, don't forget that Bush tried to get a plan passed where every worker in America could use a portion of their SS taxes towards their own 401k plan and he was called a jackass for it.