Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
OUR PROGRAM is simple in concept. It redirects the 15.3% presently paid by workers* and their employers in the form of Federal Payroll Taxes into a personally-owned investment account, otherwise known as a USA Account, that will grow into millions over the citizen’s average 40-year working life. The funds are invested in safe indexed stock funds that have historically been growing at over a 10% rate for the last 25 years. (of 40-years cycles)
*Self employed individuals pay the entire15.3% in payroll taxes when filing their individual Federal income tax returns. (form 1040)
How will the Prosperity Commission spend the money it receives from donations?
The Prosperity Commission uses money donated primarily to educate the public about the Plan with the goal of its eventual enactment into law. Operationally, it will recruit and train organizations and spokespersons to reach out to the American people and especially to the many constituencies that will directly benefit from the Plan’s enactment. We will run social media and various other educational campaigns, maintain websites, create videos and other educational tools used to illustrate the virtues of the USA Plan,
How can I help?
You can contact us by clicking here. We would love to hear from you.
What will The USA Plan do for me?
This entire site explains what the Plan will do for you financially and socially. It will make you a millionaire. It was designed to deliver hope – the hope so missing in too many American households. The USA Plan will replace the need to save for your retirement. Therefore, the only savings you will want will be for buying a home, kids college, cars, health savings accounts, vacations etc. Finally, family fortunes can be accumulated and passed on to the kids.
If you are an American and concerned about ending endemic poverty, or significantly reducing the national debt, massively increasing annual investment capital and among all other benefits modifying capitalism so it works for all political ideologies this is the Plan for you.
If implemented will The USA Plan cause cuts to my Social Security benefits?
It will not cut the current or future benefits to Social Security beneficiaries.
If it is enacted into law what will happen to the stock market?
If it is enacted into law what will happen to the Social Security Program?
Can I opt-out of The USA Plan?
No… just as you can’t opt out of Social Security. Once you opt-in to The USA Plan you cannot opt-out. However, once you opt-in to The USA Plan you will no longer have to contribute to the Social Security System.
No… just as you can’t opt out of Social Security. Once you owe payroll taxes you are locked into the USA Plan. However, once the USA Plan is enacted you no longer have to pay Social Security taxes.
I am currently enlisted in the United States Armed Forces and covered for retirement under the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). Can I transfer my TSP to The USA Plan?
The military as well as government and state employees don’t pay social security taxes. Presently, they are covered by their own retirement plans. As almost all such government plans are invested in stock. We plan to provide a transfer mechanism of existing equities into each individual’s USA account. The TSP already has individual accounts that can be easily transferred. However, each individual retirement plan will need to be addressed as some have not set up individual accounts.
Don’t worry, It never has. Even when the stock market fell from a 15,000 to the 6,000 level on the DOW in 2009 it recovered and reached the 18,000 level by 2016. The economy is measured by the GDP (Gross Domestic Product) and in the intervening 8 years, the GDP only fell in one quarter out of 24. The USA is programmed for a 40-year “Return On Investment” cycle. You can view the average 40-year ROI’s here.
No! There will be a minimum of 8 USA stock funds to pick from. The account holder will be the only party to pick which fund or funds to invest in. There will be rules allowing the account holder to transfer between funds from time-to-time
The Thrift Savings Plan run by the Federal government administers its funds at less than 1%. We anticipate the USA plan will run similarly – at less than 1% per year.
The amount accumulated in your USA would continue to compound and the dividends thereon reinvested until retirement. However, all existing government benefits would still be available including disability.
Will workers lose their Social Security when the USA Plan is enacted into law?
No! The current Social Security System will remain in force to cover individuals not meeting the minimum requirements of the USA Plan. The current Social Security System will remain the level of financial government support no American can fall below. After enactment, all entitlement recipients required under existing law to pay payroll taxes will automatically have a “USA account”.
Who will finance the trillion-dollar shortfall in the annual Social Security funding?
Upon enactment of the USA Plan the nation’s funded and unfunded debt of $144 trillion will immediately drop by at least $70 trillion. According to the Social Security Administration they project to disperse $39 Trillion to its beneficiaries over the next 20 years. The USA plan anticipates full transition in the next 15 years or less.
Is this the plan that solves the poverty dilemma that has plagued civilization for millenniums?
Yes! If America can successfully implement the plan there is no reason to believe its application throughout America, poverty will become a relic of the past.
Will women be treated just like men under the USA Plan?
Yes, all workers are treated the same. The Plan will be “gender neutral”.
How is marriage affected by the Plan?
Under the Plan, married couples that are both working, will deposit one-half of all payroll tax withholdings into their spouses USA Account. If they divorce, there are no separation issues, they just deposit their entire contribution into their own USA Account.
As the family is the cornerstone of our civilization how will families benefit from the USA Plan.
A couple can decide to have the wife stay home and raise the kids and grandkids and yet still retire a millionaire because one-half her husband’s payroll withholdings have been deposited into her personal USA Account.
How will the Plan stimulate the economic growth necessary to support a 7-10% GDP rate?
As all payroll taxes will be immediately invested in stock pools, entrepreneurs will see an annual infusion into the market of an additional $1 trillion in capital to start new businesses or expand existing businesses. We anticipate large growth rates which will eventually level down in mature economies like the United States. However, emerging economies will surely achieve these rates and American investors can reap the benefits thereof.
Is The USA Plan really a plan to dismantle Social Security?
No. Social Security will remain in force as will almost all existing entitlement programs. However, the Plan will massively reduce the need for and therefore the existence of such plans.
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