SOCIAL SECURITY: ARE YOU SERIOUS?
SOCIAL SECURITY SCAMS
One of the most debated topics in America right now and one that has been for a long time is social security or SSI for short. Have you ever noticed the SSI mark on your paycheck? It is the one that you pay too if you are not quite sure. Yes, for every hour, minute, and second that you work, you pay in to social security. When it comes the time to retire, you draw these benefits out to live on. Now that we are clear on that, who gets social security? Well, to be honest, many people get it. There are many young people that get it. How is that possible lyricwriter, you said you get it at retirement. Yes, I did say that. Didn't I mention thousands of people get it at all different ages? Well, they do. There are a lot of great American citizens that have paid into it their entire life. They have worked their hands to the bones just so they will have some money to retire on and live on. So where are you going with this then? I will tell you. I am sick and tired of paying my hard earned money to social security so people that have nothing wrong with them can sit on their, hold up. Sorry. I get heated when it comes to this topic. It has bothered me for years now and I am only 28, so 10 years that is. I like to be exact on the numbers. I am tired of social security paying my hard earned money to people who don't deserve a penny. Are you serious? This man can get five hundred dollars a month and he has nothing wrong? He is not crazy, he just outsmarted the United States Government. Maybe everyone is right about complaining about the American government. Is our government and social security that stupid? Must be.
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EXAMPLE ONE OF SSI FRAUD
Now, to be fair, many people deserve a SSI check a month. I know that for a fact. I have family that gets them and they put in their time for it believe me. But interestingly, I also have family that gets a check that doesn't deserve it. For example, lets meet my Aunt Tammy. Real name, location unidentified. Aunt Tammy is a 47 year old female that has drawn a SSI check for her entire life. Her famous quote is, "I ain't worked a damn day in my life". Although she is quite the character and probably is considered crazy, she is perfectly able to perform any task that is asked. And trust me, work practically walks right up to her daily. But that is besides the point.
For example, Tammy is a healthy person that is working the system per say. She gets a check, hasn't worked a day in her life, and she really isn't crazy, just dumb. But, dumb can be crazy and crazy dumb. Point taken. Anyway, there is nothing wrong with her. She is capable of work, yet, the American Government pays her a few hundred dollars a month and she also has free healthcare. Are you serious? Although the $500 hundred dollars, give or take, isn't much, it is basically free to her and she doesn't have to life a finger to get it. Although free to her, we are the ones that are paying for it! Every check we get, we contribute to my Aunt Tammy. I am sure she sends her regards. This is just an example of what is wrong with the American Government. Tammy sends her love. Tammy, thank you for your participation.
EXAMPLE TWO OF SSI FRAUD
As we move on, we now talk to Dochie. Dochie is a 39 year old female that has made quite the life living off the government and know, no deed goes unpunished. Dochie is the oldest of four siblings and she happens to be my wife's stepmother. Dochie is the prime example of making a good living off the government. Her famous quote, "I love my crazy check". Dochie has also not worked a single day in her life. But her hobbies include walking, hiking, four-wheeler riding, and wrestling away with her boy toy. She is actually the little fireball.
Dochie has an amazing portfolio. She has torched two trailers, which paid for her new one. She has been able to get her sisters, brother, and mom big FEMA checks. She also has insurance and a healthy amount of food stamps. Quite the little busy bee she is. She is supposed to be crazy, but she always tells me how smart she is to work the government like she does. I am confused now. Does that mean she is a genius or is the government that dumb? You be the judge.
Dochie is as capable as they come. She enjoys walking around the swap meets and she is great on that trampoline. She is quite selfish though. You think someone that always gets free stuff would be a little more giving. Not the case here. I reckon it is very important to save that hard earned money. I am almost positive that the government is tired of all that hard work they are doing in Washington. Or perhaps, it is us? It is. We pay for her luxurious life. She lives better then me and I work two jobs. And for future purposes, she has promised to pass her wealth of knowledge down to her two children. Way to go mom! Which one is already there. Hey, one down and one to go! However, Dochie would not comment at the time of the interview.
Are you serious? And in all seriousness, something has to be done. I am 28 years old and I may never see social security. Not because I may be dead, but because it may not be there when I retire. So I will be 65-70 with no income, unless I can figure something else. Even for those in their 40s and 50s, you are at risk. I am trying my best to plan ahead so I will be prepared for this situation if it should occur and I promise friends, it is likely. Social security has funding issues.
The funny thing is how so many people can get a check and not even work a day in their life. I see these people and they are not crazy, no other mental issues, or physical issues. They can do every thing that I can. Something needs to be done. Everyone on a check below a certain age and that hasn't worked need to be reevaluated. I can honestly say I know at least 20 people just in my little world. 20 people at $400 dollars a month equals $8,000. That would be an extra $8,000 a month. Perhaps the government needs to come up with a new qualifying test. It is the governments fault 100%. They let this happen. Now that it is 2012, all this spending has caught up with America.
I am curious to here all feedback from you. What do you think needs done? How does government spending effect SSI now if any? I believe this is an important issue that needs resolved as quickly as possible. Note, I know many people do deserve their checks and I know some have never worked and rightfully so. I do not speak about you, I speak about the ones that are capable as me to work. They are riding the government and personally, my back is already hurting at 28. Time to get off.
I believe it is VERY important for us that are between the ages of 18-50 to preplan a retirement strategy. I know some people have investments, savings, stocks and bonds, and other forms of equity. For those of us that don't have it, this very day is important. We need to prepare ourselves for the future. We have to begin to figure out ways that we can invest for this time in our life. There is no way that I am heading toward retirement believing I will get an SSI check. Don't bank on it. You don't want to be 65-70 years old and trying to make it. Plan now. Make sure you have enough money for retirement. If you have too, get two jobs and begin saving today. It is never too early. I am 28 and I promise, I will be lucky to see a check come retirement. I am not counting on it being there and neither should you. Start making plans today!