This is the clearest presentation I have seen in quite some time.
SOCIAL SECURITY CHECKS
I JUST REALIZED THAT WITH REQUIRED AUTO DEPOSIT, I NEVER GET TO SEE THE CHECK.
ALERT EVERYONE YOU KNOW. THIS AFFECTS ALL OF US.*
SOCIAL SECURITY becomes FEDERAL BENEFIT CHECK
Have you noticed, the Social Security check is now 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 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 investment in social security ($375/month, including both yours 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 (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.
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.
*Then call it what it is: Our Earned Retirement Income.*
99% of people won’t forward this. Will you?
Adding insult to injury, keep in mind, Barack and Michelle Obama (I have to include Michelle, because the company that got the $600,000,000 contract had her college friend as a major officer of the company), just wasted $600,000,000 on a computer system that didn’t work. It still seems to have problems, but they tell us that it is “fixed.” How many additional millions did they give their incompetent friends to “fix” the system?
If they gave each citizen $2,000,000 it would have been cheaper! We could all have afforded our own health insurance! After each of us paid for our own life time health insurance, we would all have a lot of money left over for college, starting a business, emergencies and or anything else we wanted to do! Either way, the American public has to pay for another $600,000,000 in wasted funds with little or no benefit—it seems like additional theft after stealing our Social Security premiums.