A little Social Security History

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  1. jestor

    jestor New Member

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    History Lesson on Your Social Security Card
    Subject: History Lesson on Your Social Security Card

    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] <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_Security_number#cite_note-8>
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    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.

    ------------ --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- --

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

    A: The Democratic Party.

    ------------ --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- -----

    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

    ------------ --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- -

    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!

    ------------ -- ------------ --------- ----- ------------ --------- ---------

    Then, after violating the original contract (FICA),
    the Democrats turn around and tell you that the Republicans want to take your Social Security away!

    And the worst part about it is uninformed citizens believe it!
    If enough people receive this, maybe a seed of
    awareness will be planted and maybe changes will
    evolve. Maybe not, some Democrats are awfully
    sure of what isn't so.
  2. noslolo

    noslolo New Member

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    That great info Jester!!! Thanks a ton, I can't wait to pass it around!
  3. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    What noslolo said^^^!
  4. wyoredot

    wyoredot New Member

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    That doesn't bode well for anyone over what, 50 or so? How can they expect social security to have anything to pay them when the time comes??
  5. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

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    During virtually my entire working career, some folks were saying there would not be enough money to pay OUR SS when the time for retirement came.

    I have now been drawing it for five years, and no bad checks so far - -
  6. carver

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    I don't know when it became mandatory, but I went to work in '64, and it was taken out of my pay check, back then, with out my say so. The Progressive Party in America (the Demoncrats) have gained a lot of ground in the last 50 years. I say let's vote em out in November!
  7. Insulation Tim

    Insulation Tim Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    LBJ should be exhumed and hung! Maybe FDR along with him.
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    Tim, would only give temporary satisfaction.
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