Asking the hard questions

Are We Having Funds Yet [not its real name], our 401(k) operator, sent over a chap to hawk some new investment options and generally churn up demand for the product. As always, there was a period for questions, and I threw in this one, just to see what would happen:

“What happens when Congress decides that they need all these billions of dollars more than we need tax benefits, and confiscates the lot?”

He was evidently prepared for it: “Members of Congress, as a general rule, do not wish to encourage unemployment, especially their own.”

1 comment

  1. RobbieC »

    1 December 2010 · 7:54 pm

    Fear of unemployment hasn’t stopped our entrenched ruling class from stealing our hard earned money and doling it out to their friends, family, and donors in myriad other ways…

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