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Distribution of answers submitted by Democrats.
Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since Jan 30, 2014. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.
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Learn more about MyRA
In President Obama's January 28th, 2014 State of The Union Address he announced that he would direct the treasury to create a retirement savings program, called myRA, for workers whose employers do not offer traditional 401k or retirement savings accounts. Instead of private retirement accounts the myRAs would allow workers to invest in government bonds that are long term, low yield and guaranteed. Analysts predict the returns for these funds would be around 2% interest. The myRA is modeled after the Roth IRA with contributions after taxes and the income will be tax-free until you retire. It is capped at $15,000, and it must then be rolled over into something else. It takes $25 to open an account with a minimum contribution of $5 per pay period. See recent MyRA news
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Yes, but it's far too weak. The return should be matched by Savings bonds and at a preferred interest rate. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Lakeville, MA
Find ways to improve current retirement options and savings initiatives. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Nashua, NH
No, private plans are promoted to subsidize the financial sector. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Paige, TX
That plan is redundant and inferior to the Roth IRA plans and it may be that our very intelligent President no longer gets what it means when a family of four has to live on $700.00 a week. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Washington, DC
No, simple changes to the entrance amounts for the Roth IRA's could be made without creating more bureaucracy. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Bettendorf, IA
I do not believe the government should be involved in any retirement plans except those for workers of the federal government. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Elgin, TX
Uncertain...the government bonds are very secure and stable but 2% is a lousy long term growth rate. For some folks it would be better than nothing but you would hope that the rate of return would at least keep a bit above a savings account. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Portsmouth, VA
I am not familiar with the details of the plan. Until more is know, I am neutral. If it encourages more savings more retirement, I encourage it. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Annapolis, MD
No, because it should include requirements on withdrawals. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Tulsa, OK
Yes, and do not allow opt outs. 3 years ago from a Democrat in West Orange, NJ