Originally Posted by mdhorn
I can understand military not paying into social security but why not government workers? Am I missing something or perhaps losing all reading comprehension?
SS says all federal employees hired after 1984 have to participate. Older employees were given the choice to stay with the civil service system. There is still the Railroad Retirement scheme that opts out of SS and some state and local workers were allowed to opt out as well as some religious employees.
I am not sure why that would generate much savings and obviously it is reducing as the older employees retire. They aren't paying in but they aren't drawing from it either.