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Worth Repeating SOCIAL SECURITY NOW CALLED 'FEDERAL BENEFIT PAYMENT' /ENTITLEMENT!
posted at October 12, 2012 6:44 PM EDT
First: August 27, 2012
Last: May 21, 2013
SOCIAL SECURITY NOW CALLED 'FEDERAL BENEFIT PAYMENT' /ENTITLEMENT!
Have you noticed, your 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 – its 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 your and your employer’s 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” 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. THIS IS YOUR MONEY!!!
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.
Re: Worth Repeating SOCIAL SECURITY NOW CALLED 'FEDERAL BENEFIT PAYMENT' /ENTITLEMENT!
posted at December 29, 2012 2:23 PM EST
First: December 29, 2012
Last: December 29, 2012
|Yep, I agree. I have paid into Soc.Sec. for over 50 years. My own money! It is not a "benefit" nor an "entitlement"...It's MY EARNED income and has NOT earned any interest either. Now they want to reduce that?!?!? America needs to wake up and be heard. Let our governement officials, all of them, hear our voices. Once they get their hands in our pockets you can NEVER get them out. They have a long history of that and That's how they work.|