|Nobody Gets Email
As you all know, I think the emails being passed around the world are the “little” people crying out the injustices because the state controlled “media” never lets us on their programs. I wish there was a Cable TV channel where the “nobodies” of the world could rant and express their ideas and opinions, but there isn’t. So, we send emails. Here’s another favorite. It expresses how most of us feel about the government saying that Social Security is an entitlement that they can bestow on us or not. Unlike food stamps, we paid into it. If it’s a Ponzi scheme (and it is) and you’ve spent our money, then give back what you took from us.
What? You don’t have it? You spent it on wars and handouts to big banks, and welfare? The United States Government is too big to fail? Just watch it. (Thanks to Pattie)
Keep passing this around. Until everyone has read it. Something to think about: The only thing wrong with this calculation is they forgot to figure in the people who died before they collected their Social Security. Where did the money go?
This was sent to me, I’m forwarding it because it does touch a nerve in me. This is another example of what Rick Perry calls “treason in high places.” Get angry and pass it on.
Remember, not only did you contribute to Social Security, but you employer did too. It totaled 15 % of your income before taxes. If you averaged only 30K over your working life, that’s close to $250,000. If you calculate the future value of $4,500 per year (yours and your employer’s contribution) at a simple 5% (less than what the government pays on the money it borrows) after 49 years of working you’d have $892,919.98.
If you took only 3% per year, you’d received $26,787, and it would last better then 30 years (until you’re 95 if you retired at age 65) and that’s with no interest paid on that final amount of deposit! If you bought an annuity and it paid 4%, you’d have a lifetime income of $2, 976.40 per month. The people in Washington have pulled off a bigger Ponzi scheme than Bernie Madhoff ever had.
Entitlement my ass! I paid cash for my Social Security insurance! Just because they borrowed the money doesn’t make my benefits some kind of charity handout! Congressional benefits —free healthcare, outrageous retirement packages, 67 paid holidays, three weeks paid vacations, unlimited sick days, now that’s welfare and they have the nerve to call my Social Security entitlements?
We’re broke and we can’t help our Seniors, Veterans, Orphans, or Homeless. In the last months we have provided aid to Haiti, Chile, and Turkey, and now Pakistan, home of bin Laden..literally BILLIONS of dollars! Our retired seniors, living on a fixed income, receive no aid, nor do tey get any breaks, while our government and religious organizations pour Hundreds of Billions of $$$$$$ and tons of food to foreign countries!
They call Social Security and Medicare an entitlement program 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 the people who read this won’t have the guts to pass it on…I just did.
(Nobody ditto’s that.)