The Root Of The Problem…

This came to me on the web, but it’s factual and important, and if you don’t know the what, where, why and when of SS then you should…. 

History Lesson on Your Social Security  Card

Just in case  some of you 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.

Franklin  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

 

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

 

AND MY  FAVORITE:

A:  That’s right!


Jimmy  Carter
and the
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. Maybe not, some Democrats are  awfully sure of what isn’t so.

But it’s worth a try. How many people will YOU send this to?

 

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