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New Name for our Social Security Checks, "federal benefit payment"

  1. OLYHOOCH profile image60
    OLYHOOCHposted 4 years ago

    Have you noticed, your Social Security check is now referred to as a
    "federal benefit payment"?

    I'll be part of the one percent, to forward this, our government gets
    away with way too much in all areas of our lives, while they live lavishly
    on their grossly overpaid incomes! KEEP passing THIS AROUND UNTIL EVERY
    ONE HAS READ IT.....


    This was sent to me, I am forwarding it because it does touch a nerve
    in me.

    This is another example of what Rick Perry called "TREASON in high
    places" !!! Get angry and pass this on!

    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 government
    pays on the money that it borrows), after 49 years of working you'd have

    If you took out only 3% per year, you'd receive $26,787.60 per year
    and it would last better than 30 years (until you're 95 if you retire at
    age 65) 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 Madhoff ever had.

    Entitlement my butt, I paid cash for my social security insurance!!!!
    Just because they borrowed the money, doesn't make my benefits some kind
    of charity or handout!!

    Congressional benefits ---- free health care, outrageous retirement
    packages, 67 paid holidays, three weeks paid vacation, unlimited paid sick
    days, now that's welfare, and they have the nerve to call my social
    security retirement entitlements?

    We're "broke" and can't help our own Seniors, Veterans, Orphans,

    In the last months we have provided aid to Haiti, Chile , and Turkey .
    And now Pakistan ......home of bin Laden. Literally, BILLIONS of

    Our retired seniors living on a 'fixed income' receive no aid nor do
    they 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 it’s time
    for us to collect, the government is running out of money. Why did the
    government borrow from it in the first place? Imagine if the *GOVERNMENT*
    gave 'US' the same support they give to other countries.

    Sad isn't it?

    99% of people won't have the guts to forward this.

    I'm one of the 1% -- I Just Did.

    1. Barbara Kay profile image85
      Barbara Kayposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I resent them calling it that. I don't get SS yet, but we paid in for this.

    2. Ralph Deeds profile image68
      Ralph Deedsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Misleading drivel and lies.

    3. ptosis profile image79
      ptosisposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Yup, I had to explain to my bitchy sister that I am not on welfare (SSI) but on disability (SSDI) and that I paid into that with every hour I worked. That's why it's called insurance. Just like there is no shame in collecting Unemployment Insurance. You don't bitch at the person collecting fire insurance when their house got burnt down.....

      SSDI is NOT a need a based benefit based on low-income like food stamps.

      1. OLYHOOCH profile image60
        OLYHOOCHposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        ptosis. It is hard trying to get your point across to our younger Generation these days.

        I am in the same boat you are in. SSDI, and, SSI, are not hand out's.


      2. Ralph Deeds profile image68
        Ralph Deedsposted 4 years ago in reply to this


  2. Wizard Of Whimsy profile image60
    Wizard Of Whimsyposted 4 years ago


    1. Ralph Deeds profile image68
      Ralph Deedsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Amen. ALEC's influence is one of the most evil in the world since Nazi Germany.

  3. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 4 years ago

    Th Kochs is worser even then Hitler....

  4. Wizard Of Whimsy profile image60
    Wizard Of Whimsyposted 4 years ago


  5. Hugh Williamson profile image91
    Hugh Williamsonposted 4 years ago

    Helpful Definitions:

    Conservative - Someone who doesn't want taxpayer money spent on frivolous social programs.

    Liberal - A conservative who just discovered that his Social Security went south.