Opting out of Social Security

Chewing a bone on this issue. Really curious as to why this:

In 1983, the U.S. Congress closed a loophole in the original Social Security Act that allowed municipal governments to opt out of the Social Security system.

Really. Why? Why can’t individuals in this nation, a free nation, yes?, opt out of the Social Security system? Why MUST we have a soc sec card to secure gainful employment? I know the reasons that opponents of this system talk about, but what about supporters of the system?

Any supporters of the social security system want to weigh in on why Americans canNOT opt out of the social security system? On why there are so many processes and requirements in place that insure all working Americans will get a social security number and become a part of this system?

Not wanting argument at all. Really wanting to know.

About jaredgarrett

Jared Garrett is the author of Beat, a YA scifi thriller, and its forthcoming sequel, both published by Future House Publishing. A new series, debuting in January 2016 and also published by Future House, kicks off with Lakhoni, a fast-paced rescue adventure in a world reminiscent of Aztec culture, to be released in January 2016. He self-published Beyond the Cabin, a novelization of his childhood in a cult, in December 2014. Both Beat and Beyond the Cabin were Whitney Award nominees, and his story Song of the Wind, received honorable mention in the Writers of the Future contest. In addition to writing, he's spent fifteen years in adult education and is an accomplished public speaker and workshop leader.
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