Personally, I think I should be able to opt out. The older generation has not paid me any respect and a majority of the stuff they got out of and saved from (education, lower taxes, a better economy, etc).
I'm paying for my education now, and will be going into debt doing it. Yet the older generation got reduced rates (and some got entirely free university educations if they did it right) on a lot of things that I don't have access to now. I will earn my own paycheck and should not be forced to pay for some 80-something's retirement check when I will have loans and my own life to live.
Old people are their family's problem, really and if they don't have money to take care of their flesh and blood or they don't have relatives then they should take money away from prisons and make state run retirement homes a huge thing.
I don't mean the older generation has paid me any respect by history standards or anything like that. I don't play into the whole them fighting in the past for my future. I mean on a daily basis they feel some entitlement and quite a few old people I encounter are very rude. It doesn't make me want to support them. I have never been the biggest fan of the elderly since I volunteered at quite a few old folk's homes.
I think the biggest problem with SS today is there is no guarantee that if you pay into it, you get what you paid back again...so why do it if someone else is going to benefit from you having a job and working hard?
Just my prospective /endrant