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  • What I want to to know
    contrarian
    Is the G Fund or the F Fund safer if govt starts raiding TSP funds? Anybody? Bueller?
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  • G fund?
    Joe
    Govt has raided the G fund at least twice since 1995 and threatened to do it in 2011. They can raid it when we hit the debt limit. Both times were shortlived and we still earned the G fund interest rate - which is pitifully low now. We need an M fund for precious metals. The dollar will take a nose dive due to the Fed creating money out of thin air and the govt spending like a drunken sailor.
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  • TSP in Precious metals?
    Moderate
    Be very careful with precious metals. I admit I have no clue as to whether they will go up or down. Neither do you. You write what will happen, and it may, but you really do not know. Remember, if you are FERS, you depend on the TSP. If precious metals go down, like in the 1980's, you are in deep trouble. A percentage of your money in precious metals might be a good idea, but not all of it.
    worker
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  • Dudette.....
    X-taxman
    Ya think?? It's not good to put all of your money in ANY one basket, not just a precious metals basket, whether you are FERS or CSRS or SCARS or MARS or whatever.
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  • To Nitwit
    Moderate
    I am not dude or dudette. Try showing common courtesy when you write. Or are you incapable of doing that? Since you are X taxman, maybe your mind has diminished in capacity.
    worker
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  • LOL
    X-taxman
    Dude u krak me up! My mind prolly is diminished somewhat, but I'm sure it's due more to my college years than my work years! U too, prolly.
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  • To Nitwit
    Moderate
    Even your spelling leaves much to be desired. or are you lazy? I am not a perfect keyboard operator, but I try. I believe your age is causing diminshed capacity.
    worker
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  • It's a moot point in the future
    Rob
    If POTUS gets his way and there's a permanent raise in the debt ceiling there won't be a need to worry about any raid on the TSP. Who said the below while in the US Senate in 2006 when the GOP wanted the debt ceiling raised?...... "The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here. Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better."........That's right folks. The above is Obama's words not mine. Oh the hypocrisy.
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  • Hypocrisy by the Republicans
    Moderate
    This is while your friends, the Republicans, wanted to raise the debt ceiling and run deficits during times of relative prosperity. Now they fight it tooth and nail. Oh, what hypocrites. How much of those deficits were to fight the improper Iraqi War?
    worker
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  • Plenty To Go Around, Dudette
    X-taxman
    How much to fight the Iraqi war? Probably not as much as the amount used to fund outrageous entitlement programs to jobless (by their own choice) but very fertile potheads (by their own choice).
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  • Again Nitwit
    Moderate
    Try to comprehend the English language. I do not wish to be called dude or dudette. Maybe you are neutered. Anyway, I am sure you are incapable of knowing how much of the jobless benefits are paid out because the jobless cannot get decent jobs due to the Bush and the Republican Depression. You probably collect a fat government pension while these people are trying to make ends meet with the jobless benefits. The difference is your benefits (an entitlement) are much fatter than jobless benefits. However, you would not know this as you probably had a steady job with nice fringes.
    worker
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  • You Are Correct
    X-taxman
    Yes, in fact I did decide long ago to work and support myself and my family, and yes by doing so I did end up with a nice pension, which I worked my behind off for many years for. Of course I "had a steady job with nice fringes", because I am not lazy or morally bankrupt. Why on earth do you disparage me for THAT? Your lack of logic is astounding. There are so many freeloaders that shamelessly take advantage of Uncle Sugar, and you bleeding heart liberals keep letting them do it. Y'all should pay for it, not me. It is good (and fascinating!) to know, however, that you are neither dude nor dudette.
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  • I am correct
    Moderate
    Again, you should not call me dude or dudette. Of course, you are incapable of comprehending that.---How do you know how many people are taking money from Uncle Sugar and how many are affecting by your friends who caused the Bush and the Republicans Depression? You had a nice job with nice fringiesbecause you were fortunate. Some of the others are lazy. Some went for the higher paying jobs and got hit by the lousy economy. And some had lousy jobs and were still laid off due to the economy. The economy has been horrible for over five years which is almost 1/2 as long as the Great Depression. (However unemployment never came close to the Great Depression levels.) So cut you huffy radical right nonsense and support those stuck by you radical rightists.
    worker
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  • Safe?
    Linda
    Neither is safe if the government raids the TSP. we would get an IOU like Social Security does. I am not sure the Feds can raid the Actual TSP part of the funds as it should be in a trust fund like a 401(k). Companies can't just "borrow" from their employees 401(k)s. that said, the Government did borrow against the Pension Fund. I am not sure if they meant just Civil Service or also the pension side of the FERS. But, it wouldn't surprise me to see them go after the TSP.
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  • Irony
    Big Joe
    What I find ironic is that if any non-Government employer ever raided their employee's 401k, even with paying it back, that is considered a very serious act and the SEC would be all over them. I wonder why the rules don't apply across the board.......
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