Monday, April 11, 2011

History Lesson on Your Social Security Card

History Lesson on Your Social Security Card (The Devil you know, part II)
      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.
      An old Social Security card with the "NOT FOR IDENTIFICATION" message.  Our Social Security   Franklin Roosevelt, a Democrat, introduced the Social Security (FICA) Program. He promised:

1.) Participation in the Program would be completely voluntary.
     No longer Voluntary;

2.)  Participants would only have to pay only 1% of the first
       $1,400  of their annual Incomes into the Program,
      Now 7.65% on the first $90,000;

3.) The money the participants elected to put into the Program
      would be deductible from their income for tax purposes each
     No longer tax deductible;

4.) 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
     But under Johnson the money was moved to The General
    Fund and Spent ;
5.) The annuity payments to the retirees would never be taxed
       as income.
      But 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 & A:
Q: Which Political Party took Social Security from the
      independent 'Trust Fund' and switched it into the  general
      fund so that Congress could spend it?
A: It was Lyndon Johnson and the Democrat controlled 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 switching  annuity
      payments to immigrants?
A: That's right!  AND MY FAVORITE:
     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 newly arrived immigrants
    never paid a dime into it!

   The devil you know, part II, continues.  After violating the original contract (FICA), the Democrats turn around and tell citizens that the Republicans (especially the Tea Party) want to take away people’s Social Security.  And the worst part is uninformed citizens believe the “switch & bait” scheme!  If enough people receive this, maybe a seed of awareness will be planted and maybe changes will evolve.

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