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12-04-2012, 07:42 AM
Just got this email about social security.
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
message, NOT FOR IDENTIFICATION, was removed.

[Image: i_safe.gif]An old Social Security card with the "NOT FOR IDENTIFICATION" message.
Our
Social SecurityFranklin Roosevelt, a Democrat,
introduced the Social Security (FICA) Program. He promised:

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


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, and,

Under Johnson the money was moved to

The General Fund and Spent



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

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


AND MY FAVORITE:

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!


------------ -- ------------ --------- ----- ------------ --------- ---------

Then, 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.
It's worth a try.
How many people can YOU send this to? Actions speak louder than bumper stickers

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.”

-Mark Twain
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12-04-2012, 08:41 AM
RE: Just got this email about social security.
*cry* - I dont want to put my money into a pot to help other people...why cant other people do that for me instead?

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12-04-2012, 11:34 AM
RE: Just got this email about social security.
You just received it ? It's been floating around Goober Nation since about 2005. Good red meat for the gullible during an election year. Some truth mixed with some bullshit . . . what a shock !
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12-04-2012, 11:44 AM
RE: Just got this email about social security.
(12-04-2012 11:34 AM)zeemo Wrote:  You just received it ? It's been floating around Goober Nation since about 2005. Good red meat for the gullible during an election year. Some truth mixed with some bullshit . . . what a shock !
Which parts are bullshit?

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12-04-2012, 12:13 PM
RE: Just got this email about social security.
(12-04-2012 11:44 AM)germanyt Wrote:  
(12-04-2012 11:34 AM)zeemo Wrote:  You just received it ? It's been floating around Goober Nation since about 2005. Good red meat for the gullible during an election year. Some truth mixed with some bullshit . . . what a shock !
Which parts are bullshit?
http://www.factcheck.org/2009/03/fdrs-vo...-security/

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12-04-2012, 12:16 PM
RE: Just got this email about social security.
Snopes had a pretty good write up on it. Some truth, some falsehoods. Look . . . any chain e-mail that demagogues either party as the root of all evil in the country and is used as red meat for a particular constituency is going to come with a bullshit content.
We're supposed to be rational thinkers here, capable of arriving at rational conclusions about issues. I simply grow weary of these types of e-mails that serve to rabble rouse uninformed people. And don't get me wrong . . . I,too, am pretty much uninformed on the history of SS. But I don't use e-mails like this as a source of credible information. When I get them, if interested, I'll do some homework and inform myself. If not, I just chuckle and hit the delete button.
Cheers . . .
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12-04-2012, 01:18 PM (This post was last modified: 12-04-2012 01:24 PM by germanyt.)
RE: Just got this email about social security.
(12-04-2012 12:16 PM)zeemo Wrote:  Snopes had a pretty good write up on it. Some truth, some falsehoods. Look . . . any chain e-mail that demagogues either party as the root of all evil in the country and is used as red meat for a particular constituency is going to come with a bullshit content.
We're supposed to be rational thinkers here, capable of arriving at rational conclusions about issues. I simply grow weary of these types of e-mails that serve to rabble rouse uninformed people. And don't get me wrong . . . I,too, am pretty much uninformed on the history of SS. But I don't use e-mails like this as a source of credible information. When I get them, if interested, I'll do some homework and inform myself. If not, I just chuckle and hit the delete button.
Cheers . . .
I don't normally bother with them either but this one didn't appear to have any false info. I'm reading the factcheck page now. I'm constantly on that site but never ran across this before.



I've emailed the factcheck page to every person that I can see was sent this email.

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13-04-2012, 06:49 PM
RE: Just got this email about social security.
Obviously any email you get sent is likely to be biased as hell, just like any commercial you see on TV.
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