- Posted September 17, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Election 2012: Your stories
EDUCATE YOURSELF - CHALLENGE ALL THAT YOU HEAR
The candidates flood the media and not all media is non-bias! Go to websites and read the platforms of the candidates. Fo rthose of you who vote upon that which you hear from the "MEDIA" do yourself a tremendous injustice and prove to the rest of us AMERICANS as to just how "IGNORANT" that you can be. ALL POLITICIANS LIE! Historical fact! Always has been and always will be. The only thing I can say is "All, we the people, of the United States of America, are ever offered at election time are nothing more than politicians. Individuals who are out for noone but themselves. This is what happens when a ":CIVIL SERVICE" position is turned into an "OCCUPATION" (which was never to be under our Constitution) where a politician can sit back and collect a salary made up from our "TAXES". WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE???? I WISH AN AMERICAN WOULD RUN FOR PRESIDENT AND GET RID OF ALL THE "SLACKERS" THAT CNTIUALLY SPEND "OUR" MONEY ON NOTHING! I am to a point in my life that I will put America behind me if we do not return to the roots of our founding beliefs. This indivudal occupying the Presidential position is an abomination to the actual responsibility and expectations of the position. I have attached one (1) simple factual detail regarding "Social Security". Read it then do your own research! Good day, America!
A History Lesson on Your Social Security Card
1934 – 2012
With the elections just a little over 3 months away you'll soon be hearing some Democrats running for political office, warning how the Republicans want to take away the old people's 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 family and friends. 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, issued in 1934, and up until the 1980s expressly stated the number and that 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, NOT FOR IDENTIFICATION, was removed.
When 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.
Under Johnson, another Democrat, 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, Democrats, 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' for us -- you may be interested in the following:
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 Democrat Party.
Q: Which Political Party started taxing Social Security annuities?
A: The Democrat 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 Democrat Party.
Immigrants moved into this country, and at age 65, began to receive Social Security payments! The Democrat 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!