Thank you for visiting the Social (in)Security page where you will learn about how the "Baby Boom Generation" have worked and paid into their retirement all of their lives only to worry about whether or not it will be there when they retire? What has the government done with it?
And stop calling Social Security benefits "entitlements". WHAT AN INSULT!!!!
I have been paying in to the SS system for 45 years. It's my money-give it back to me the way the system was designed and stop patting yourself on the back like you are being generous by doling out these monthly checks.
~ Author unknown
August 16, 2015
Many Are Believing The GOP Lies About Social Security
Social Security just had its 80th birthday. It was signed into law by President Roosevelt on August 14, 1935 -- and it has been one of the most successful federal programs ever created. It was designed to lift elderly Americans out of poverty by providing them a retirement income, and it has lowered the numbers of seniors in poverty from over 50% to under 10%. And it hasn't cost the American taxpayers a single penny, nor has it added a single penny to the deficit or the national debt. That's because it's paid for by a payroll tax that is split between the employer and employee (with each paying half).
Unfortunately this is a bold faced lie! The truth is, the Federal government has robbed Social Security and has been paying retiree's Social Security Benefits with current worker's SSI deductions. Furthermore, there are fewer workers paying more an increasing number of "Baby Boomers" reaching retirement age. The shortfall has to be paid the Federal government borrowing more and more money. ~ Rodney Spooner
Read more at http://jobsanger.blogspot.com/2015/08/many-are-believing-gop-lies-about.html.
August 14, 2015
Four Social Security myths
Friday marks the 80th anniversary of President Franklin Roosevelt's signing of the Social Security Act, meant to enable the elderly and jobless to avoid poverty. Over time Social Security has evolved, and currently the government owes over half a million dollars per taxpayer in unfunded liabilities to Social Security.
Here are four beliefs that many people and politicians have about the Social Security program that are not true:
Read more at http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/four-social-security-myths/article/2570211.