Many of those are Libertarian/Ayn Rand fan-boy Paulestinian Rontards. Others are people that were “too busy” to serve, like Mr. Obama and many others. I could give a $#*+ what they think about what you and I did.
Some of the libertarians really don’t care if the elderly are tossed out in the streets when Social Security fails. Hey. I don’t like Social Security and would have opted out of it long ago. I’d probably STILL opt out, and I’m nearly eligible to collect. Regardless, I’d do whatever I could to preserve benefits for those who paid into it and are now retired on Social Security. Actually, that’s what you and I have done for decades. We’ve paid in so that others could retire.
Again, I’m all for cutting Social Security over time, and I want the young to have a chance to opt out if they wish. If Social Security is really such a good deal as Democrats claim, surely they wouldn’t oppose letting people choose to enroll, right? It’s such a great deal, plenty of people would still pay in with no ability to pass their contributions on as inheritance or earn anything approaching a normal investment...NOT. And that is exactly why the Democrats won’t open these programs up, because people would opt out in droves. It’s about POWER!