Regime Moves Closer To Confiscating Retirement Accounts

Be afraid, be very afraid…

On Nov. 20, 2007, Theresa Ghilarducci, professor of economic policy analysis at the New School for Social Research in New York, presented a paper proposing that the feds eliminate the tax deferral for private retirement accounts, confiscate the balance of those accounts, give each worker a $600 annual “contribution,” assess a mandatory savings tax on every worker and guarantee a 3 percent rate of return on the newly titled “Guaranteed Retirement Accounts,” or GRAs.

How would that be accomplished?  The Carolina Journal reported Ghilarducci’s 2008 testimony to Nancy Pelosi’s House.

Democrats in the U.S. House have been conducting hearings on proposals to confiscate workers’ personal retirement accounts “including 401(k)s and IRAs” and convert them to accounts managed by the Social Security Administration.

Your Government universal GRA investment savings account is an annuity managed by Social Security.  Hedgecock noted ‘[m]ake no mistake here: Obama is after your retirement money. The “annuities” will “invest” not in the familiar packages of bond and stock mutual funds but in the Treasury debt!’

By 2010 Bloomberg published an article titled  “US Government Takes Two More Steps Toward Nationalization of Private Retirement Account Assets.” In that article Patrick Heller observed that, with Democrat control of Congress and the Presidency:

[I]n mid-September 2010 the Departments of Labor and Treasury held hearings on the next step toward achieving Ghilarducci’s goals. The stated purpose was to require all private plans to offer retirees an option to elect an annuity. The “behind-the-scenes” purpose for this step was to get people used to the idea that the retirement assets they had accumulated would no longer be part of their estate when they died.

So the Government would get the money, not the estate or family of the people who saved the money during a lifetime of work.  That’s a one hundred percent death tax on savings.  Worse, the most responsible and poorest families will be penalized.

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Just one bit of advice for the feds. Before you guys try this you better find a way to totally disarm the American public.

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  1. Toda

    They’ll have to pry that money from my dead hands before they get it. They confiscated gold – just let them try to take green.

    • Whoopie


      I still can’t believe people voluntarily surrendered their gold coins back then. I mean it’s not like the fed even knew who had such coins or how much. I would’ve buried them in the backyard or had them converted to jewelry.

      As for IRA’s, I believe you can withdraw the money starting at age 59.5 without penalty. But even so, I would rather pay the 10% early withdrawal penalty than let the feds confiscate the money.

  2. Betty Butter

    What they proposed above would be a done deal by now if the Republicans had not won the House in 2010 and 2012.

    • Whoopie


      But they won’t quit Betty. The 2010 election only forestalled their ambitions. Once they set their sights on something, it’s only a matter of time until they get it.

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