They have the gall to call Social Security an Entitlement!

UNLESS YOU PUT ALL OF THE POLITICIANS IN JAIL FOR RUNNING A PONZI SCHEME, BERNIE MADOFF SHOULD BE PARDONED!
      *Who died before they collected Social Security?*

* KEEP PASSING THIS AROUND UNTIL EVERY ONE HAS HAD THE  OPPORTUNITY TO READ
IT…*

*THIS IS SURE SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT!!!!  *

*THE ONLY THING WRONG WITH THE GOVERNMENT’S CALCULATION OF AVAILABLE
SOCIAL SECURITY IS THEY FORGOT TO FIGURE IN THE PEOPLE WHO DIED BEFORE THEY
EVER COLLECTED A SOCIAL SECURITY CHECK!!!*

*WHERE DID THAT MONEY GO?*

*Remember, not only did you and I contribute to Social Security but your
employer did, too.*

*It totaled 15% of your income before taxes.*

*If you averaged only $30K over your working life, that’s close to
$220,500.*

*Read that again.*

* Did you see where the Government paid in one single penny?*

*We are talking about the money you and your employer put in a Government
bank to ensure you and me that we would have a retirement check from the
money we put in, not the Government.*

*Now they are calling the money we put in an entitlement when we reach
the age to take it back.*

*If you calculate the future invested value of $4,500 per year (yours &
your employer’s contribution) at a simple 5% interest (less than what the
Government pays on the money that it borrows)*

*After 49 years of working you’d have $892,919.98. If you took out only
3% per year, *
*you’d receive $26,787.60 per year and it would last better than 30
years (until you’re 95 if you retire at age 65) and that’s with no interest
paid on that final amount on deposit!*

*If you bought an annuity and it paid 4% per year, you’d have a lifetime
income of $2,976.40 per month.*

*THE FOLKS IN WASHINGTON HAVE PULLED OFF A BIGGER PONZI SCHEME THAN
BERNIE MADOFF EVER DID.*

*Entitlement my foot; I paid cash for my social security insurance!*

*Just because they borrowed the money for other government spending,
doesn’t make my benefits some kind of charity or handout!!  Remember
Congressional benefits? — free healthcare, outrageous retirement
packages, 67 paid holidays, three weeks paid vacation, unlimited paid sick
days.*

*Now that’s welfare, and they have the nerve to call my social security
retirement payments entitlements?*

*They call Social Security and Medicare an entitlement 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?  Why was it
allowed?*

*It was supposed to be in a locked box, not part of the general fund.*

*Sad isn’t it?*

Genevieve Wood, senior contributor to Heritage Foundation’s Daily Signal, agrees that the “war on women” is political posturing and says it doesn’t reflect our current reality.

In an article for USA Today, she points out that for every 100 college degrees of all kinds earned by men last year, women earned 140.

Referring to claims that women make 77 cents for every dollar men make, Wood writes that “when you compare men and women in similar jobs, with similar experience, education, years in the workforce, and hours worked, the wage gap all but disappears.”

She also notes that studies show women control more than 50 percent of private wealth in the United States, and over 40 percent of the 3 million Americans earning more than $500,000 a year are women.

She concludes: “Women do face challenges today, just not the ones many on the left are trying to solve via victim-hood politics and policies.”

*99% of people won’t have the guts to forward this.*

*I’m in the 1% and I JUST DID!*

 

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