Let us not forget who dipped into SOCIAL SECURITY

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    HISTORY LESSON ON YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY CARD

    Just in case some of you young whippersnappers (& some older ones) didn’t know this. It’s easy to check out, if you don’t believe it. Be sure and show it to your family and friends. They need a little history lesson on what’s what and it doesn’t matter whether you are Democrat or Republican. Facts are Facts.

    Social Security Cards up until the 1980s expressly stated the number and card were not to be used for identification purposes.

    Since nearly everyone in the United States now has a number, it became convenient to use it anyway and the NOT FOR IDENTIFICATION message was removed.

    Franklin Roosevelt, a Democrat, introduced the Social Security (FICA) Program. His promises are in black, with updates in red.

    1.) That participation in the Program would be Completely voluntary [No longer voluntary],

    2.) That the participants would only have to pay 1% of the first $1,400 of their annual Incomes into the Program [Now 7.65% on the first $90,000, and 15% on the first $90,000 if you’re self-employed],

    3.) That the money the participants elected to put into the Program would be deductible from their income for tax purposes each year [No longer tax deductible],

    4.) That the money the participants put into the independent ‘Trust Fund’ rather than into the general operating fund, and therefore, would only be used to fund the Social Security Retirement Program, and no other Government program [Under Johnson the money was moved to the General Fund and Spent], and

    5.) That the annuity payments to the retirees would never be taxed as income [Under Clinton & Gore up to 85% of your Social Security can be Taxed].

    Since many of us have paid into FICA for years and are now receiving a Social Security check every month — and then finding that we are getting taxed on 85% of the money we paid to the Federal government to ‘put away’ — you may be interested in the following:

    Q: Which Political Party took Social Security from the independent ‘Trust Fund’ and put it into the general fund so that Congress could spend it?

    A: It was Lyndon Johnson and the democratically controlled House and Senate.

    Q: Which Political Party eliminated the income tax deduction for Social Security (FICA) withholding?

    A: The Democratic Party.

    Q: Which Political Party started taxing Social Security annuities?

    A: The Democratic Party, with Al Gore casting the ‘tie-breaking’ deciding vote as President of the Senate, while he was Vice President of the US

    AND MY FAVORITE:

    Q: Which Political Party decided to start giving annuity payments to immigrants?

    A: That’s right! Jimmy Carter and the Democratic Party. Immigrants moved into this country, and at age 65, began to receive Social Security payments! The Democratic Party gave these payments to them, even though they never paid a dime into it!

    Now, after violating the original contract (FICA), the Democrats turn around and tell you that the Republicans want to take your Social Security away!

    And the worst part about it is uninformed citizens believe it! If enough people receive this, maybe a seed of awareness will be planted and maybe changes will evolve. Maybe not, though. Some Democrats are awfully sure of what isn’t so — but it’s worth a try. How many people can YOU send this to?

    Actions speak louder than bumper stickers.
     
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    Very good post.:clap:
     
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    I merely bummed it from a friend. I have elderly aunts that worked their whole lives paying into the program. They barely make ends meet and it galls me to think that some of these foreigners and brats believe that they have a right to take away from my aunts just because they think they can.
     
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    I am willing to bet that a majority of D voters don't know anything about this, but they do know the R party is the party of the 1% and the D party is the party of the little guy.
     
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    My dad was a lifetime D and me I got to know good honest people in the R's. There was a time when the D's had very good people in their party but when crooked drugged out lawyers got in there they turned that party into a shit pit of snakes. Not that I believe all R's are perfect as I know better but I do have to go by the history I personally know of and the overall historical records.
     
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    Then you have wise friends.

    If one googles, who stole from the SS Fund, we see that every president has helped himself. Trump will too. It is like their ATM. Because the money is gone, they are now stealing from our children in order to meet the obligation to seniors. And are teaching our snowflakes that seniors are sucking our economy dry, with an unrealistic entitlement.
    And we keep right on giving.

    My father's local union was the richest in the country because he had a clause inserted in their contract that the money was not allowed to be touch by the international branch. For our children's sake we need that on a federal level.
     
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    Social Security has been a Ponzi Scheme from the get-go and, no matter how much feed is thrown at them, the chickens are coming home to roost.
     
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    It is internet spam. Here is the Social Security Administration's pages on urban legends.

    Social Security History

    Social Security History
     
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