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I EARNED EVERY DIME —S.S. IS NOT A GOVERNMENT BENEFIT!!!!!

The government has decided to call Social Security a “government benefit” which it is not.  I  earned every dime I get which was deducted from my pay for over forty years. Now, the fools in our government have decided that what I get is a hand-out.  This bunch of crooks do not realize that it is my money they are returning to me.  It should have been earning interest all these years; but. these crooked SOB’s never put the money to work or at least they did not pay us any interest on the money they stole and used for other projects.  I, for one, am tired of these “money changers” and will do everything in my power to expose what crooks they really are.  This is not a really long blog. But, it being short in no way diminishes the importance of the subject.  We, as citizens, have to stand up and stop allowing these “crooks” to run “rough shod” over us. The following is an e-mail that I noticed and thought it should get as much exposure as possible.  Hope you let this “sink in” for a while and then pass it on to everyone you know.  This example is very enlightening and everyone should be made aware of the inner workings of the system.  If they, the government, had only invested the funds the way they should have, there would never have been a “short fall”.  Just the opposite, as we, the retired folks, would be “living large”.

Subject: Federal Benefit Payment
 
 
NEW SS CHECKS
The Social Security check is now (or soon will be) referred to as a *Federal Benefit Payment*?
 
I’ll be part of the one percent to forward this. I am forwarding it because it touches a nerve in me, and I hope it will in you.
 
Please keep passing it on until everyone in our country has read it.
 
The government is now referring to our Social Security checks as a “Federal Benefit Payment.” This isn’t a benefit. It is our money paid out of our earned income! Not only did we all contribute to Social Security but our employers did too. It totaled 15% of our income before taxes.
 
If you averaged $30K per year over your working life, that’s close to $180,000 invested in Social Security.
 
If you calculate the future value of your monthly invest-ment in social security ($375/month, including both you and your employers contributions) at a meager 1% interest rate compounded monthly, after 40 years of working you’d have more than $1.3+ million dollars saved!
 
This is your personal investment. Upon retirement, if you took out only 3% per year, you’d receive $39,318 per year, or $3,277 per month.
 
That’s almost three times more than today’s average Social Security benefit of $1,230 per month, according to the Social Security Administration. (Google it – it’s a fact).
 
And your retirement fund would last more than 33 years (until you’re 98 if you retire at age 65)! I can only imagine how much better most average-income people could live in retirement if our government had just invested our money in low-risk interest-earning accounts.
 
Instead, the folks in Washington pulled off a bigger *Ponzi scheme* than Bernie Madoff ever did.
 
They took our money and used it elsewhere. They forgot (oh yes, they knew) that it was OUR money they were taking. They didn’t have a referendum to ask us if we wanted to lend the money to them. And they didn’t pay interest on the debt they assumed. And recently they’ve told us that the money won’t support us for very much longer. (Isn’t it funny that they NEVER say this about welfare payments?)
 
But is it our fault they misused our investments? And now, to add insult to injury, they’re calling it a *benefit*, as if we never worked to earn every penny of it.
 
Just because they borrowed the money doesn’t mean that our investments were a charity!
 
Let’s take a stand. We have earned our right to Social Security and Medicare. Demand that our legislators bring some sense into our government.
 
Find a way to keep Social Security and Medicare going for the sake of that 92% of our population who need it.
 
They are not even giving us the annual raise this year.   Don’t tell us the cost of living is NOT going up and up  ! ! ! !
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Then call it what it is: Our Earned Retirement Income.
 
99% of people won’t forward this. Will you?
 
You can bet I WILL!!!

Now that you have read and thought about the information, hopefully, you can use “COMMON SENSE” and see that it has been a scam.  People have gone to jail and served years in prison for much fewer crimes.  It is time for the American people to open their eyes and use the “COMMON SENSE” GOD gave you and put a stop to these corrupt politicians.  To do so only makes “COMMON SENSE”.

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