*Subject: *
*WHO DIED BEFORE THEY EVER COLLECTED A SOCIAL ECURITY CHECK!!!*
*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 insure you 
and I 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 govt. 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.* 

*Another thing with me.... I have two deceased husbands who died in their 50's, (one was 51 and the
other one was 59 before one percent of their social security could be drawn. I worked all my life 
and am drawing 100% on my own social security). Their S.S. money will never have one cent drawn 
from what they paid into S.S. all their lives.*

*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?*
 
*We're "broke" and we can't help our own Seniors, Veterans, Orphans, or Homeless. 
Yet in the last few months we have provided aid to Haiti, Chile and Turkey. And now Pakistan......
home of bin Laden. Literally, BILLIONS of DOLLARS!!! And they can't help our own citizens in New York
and New Jersey!  They sure rushed to help Katrina victims in 10 days!!!!! I guess minorities have 
more clout!* 

*Our retired seniors living on a 'fixed S.S. income' receive no additional federal aid nor do they get
any financial breaks, while our government and religious organizations pour hundreds of billions of $$$
and tons of food to foreign countries!* 

*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? It was supposed to be in a locked 
box, not part of the general fund.*
 
*Sad isn't it?* 
*99% of people won't have the guts to forward this. I'm in the 1% -- I just did.*

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