I have a bit of a rant, today. I received the following in an e-mail, and I have to tell you, I feel the same way. Remember the Gray Panthers? I put on my activist hat when it comes to Social Security. At the end of this year, I will be old enough to apply for 'early' Social Security. I have every intention of doing just that. I'm sorry, but I don't trust our government, especially when it comes to matters of the public trust. They have let us down time and time again. Social Security began as a forced savings program to allow those that live long enough, to have some income. Why on earth did we let those bastards steal our money? Makes me feel like screaming "To arms! To arms! The Bureaucratic Morons are coming". Read this, then tell me how you feel.....
WHAT IS WRONG WITH US????
Remember, not only did you contribute to Social Security but your
employer did too. It totaled 15% of your income before taxes. If you
averaged only 30K over your working life, that???s close to $220,500. If
you calculate the future value of $4,500 per year (yours & your
employer???s contribution) at a simple 5% (less than what the govt. pays
on the money that it borrows), after 49 years of working (me) you???d have
$892,919.98. If you took out only 3% per year, you receive $26,787.60
per year and it would last better than 30 years, and that???s with no
interest paid on that final amount on deposit! If you bought an annuity
and it paid 4% per year, you???d have a lifetime income of $2,976.40 per
month. The folks in Washington have pulled off a bigger Ponzi scheme
than Bernie Madoff ever had.
Entitlement my ass , I paid cash for my social security "insurance"!!!!
Insurance is what they called it, but, if any insurance company handled
your money the way the US government did, the State regulators would
shut it down and the executives would be charged with fraud.
Just because they "borrowed" the money , doesn't make my benefits some
kind of charity or handout !! Congressional benefits, aka. free health
care, outrageous retirement packages , 67 paid holidays , three weeks
paid vacation , unlimited paid sick days , now that's charity, welfare,
and they have the nerve to call my retirement ??? entitlements ???
Someone please tell me what the HELL's wrong with all the people that
run this country!!!!!!
We're "broke" & can't help our own Seniors, Veterans, Orphans. We are
about to cut their benefits to save money.
Yet, in the last months we have provided aid to Haiti, Chile, and
Turkey. And now Pakistan, the country that gave sanctuary to bin laden.
Literally, BILLIONS of DOLLARS!!! Our retired seniors living on a 'fixed
income' receive no aid, not even annual COL increases because their
fudged numbers show the there has been no inflation for, how many now, 3
years????) nor do our seniors get any breaks while our government and
religious organizations pour Hundreds of Billions of $$$$$$'s and Tons
of Food to Foreign Countries!
They call Social Security and Medicare an entitlement even though most
of us have been paying for it all our working lives and now when its
time for us to collect, the government is running out of money. Why did
the government steal, I mean "borrow" from it in the first place?
We have hundreds of adoptable children who are shoved aside to make room
for the adoption of foreign orphans.
AMERICA: a country where we have homeless without shelter, children
going to bed hungry, elderly going without 'needed' meds, and mentally
ill without treatment -etc,etc.
Imagine if the GOVERNMENT gave 'US' the same support they give to other
YEAH, OK, SO WHEN DO WE GET ANGRY ENOUGH TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT?????
I think it's time we start a revolution. Give us back our country! Now! What has happened to common sense? What has happened honesty in government? Do you really understand what Social Security was meant to be? Click here. Okay, who's up for some revolution?
Once again, I want to thank you for leaving comments. It means so very much. I also want to say, God bless you. I hope everyone has a happy and productive week and that you get all the rest you need today. I know I'm not the only one that has some stress concerning a lifestyle change. Here is something I want you to watch. I think all of life's answers are contained within this piece of literature.
A little ranting and raving is good for the soul, isn't it?