Your Social Security

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 kids. 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 was removed.[9]

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.)
That participation in the Program would be
Completely
voluntary,

No longer Voluntary


2.) That the participants would only have to pay
1%
of the first $1,400 of their annual
Incomes
into the Program,

Now 7.65%
on
the first $90,000


3.) That the money the participants elected to put
into
the Program would be deductible from
their
income for tax purposes each year,

No longer tax deductible


4.) That 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
program, and,

Under Johnson the money was moved to
The General Fund and Spent


5.) That the annuity payments to the retirees would never be taxed as income.

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:

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Q: Which Political Party took Social Security from the
independent
'Trust Fund' and put it into the
general
fund so that Congress could spend it?

A: It was Lyndon Johnson and the democratically
controlled
House and Senate.

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Q: Which Political Party eliminated the income tax
deduction
for Social Security (FICA) withholding?

A: The Democratic Party

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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

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Q: Which Political Party decided to start
giving
annuity payments to immigrants?

AND MY FAVORITE:

A:
That's right!

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 they never paid a dime into it!

Q. Which party controlled the Presidency and Congress and didn't change

any of the above?

A: The Republicans, under George Bush!