Social Security Now Called Federal Benefit/Entitlement!

One More Federal ‘Giveaway?’

Have you noticed, your Social Security check is now referred to as a
“Federal Benefit Payment”?
I’ll be part of the one percent to forward this.

I am forwarding it because it touches a nerve in me, and I hope it will
in you.

Please keep passing it on until everyone in our country has read it.

social security entitlement

I'm so happy the government is watching out for me

The government is now referring to our Social Security checks as a
“Federal Benefit Payment.” This isn’t a benefit – its earned income
Not only did we all contribute to Social Security but our employers did too.

It totaled 15% of our income before taxes.
If you averaged $30K per year over your working life, that’s close to
$180,000 invested in Social Security.

If you calculate the future value of your monthly investment in social
security ($375/month, including both your and your employer’s contributions) at a meager 1% interest rate
compounded monthly, after 40 years of working you’d have more than $1.3+ million dollars saved! This is your
personal investment.

Upon retirement, if you took out only 3% per year, you’d receive
$39,318 per year, or $3,277 per month.
That’s almost three times more than today’s average Social Security
benefit of $1,230 per month, according to the Social Security Administration (Google it – it’s a fact).

And your retirement fund would last more than 33 years (until you’re 98
if you retire at age 65)! I can only imagine how much better most average-income people could
live in retirement if our government had just invested our money in low-risk interest-earning accounts.
Instead, the folks in Washington pulled off a bigger Ponzi scheme than Bernie Madoff ever did.
They took our money and used it elsewhere. They “forgot” that it was OUR money they were taking.
They didn’t have a referendum to ask us if we wanted to lend the money to them.

And they didn’t pay interest on the debt they assumed.
And recently, they’ve told us that the money won’t support us for very much longer.
But is it our fault they misused our investments?

And now, to add insult to injury, they’re calling it a “benefit,” as if we never worked to earn every penny of it.
Just because they “borrowed” the money, doesn’t mean that our investments were a charity!
Let’s take a stand.

We have earned our right to Social Security and Medicare.
Demand that our legislators bring some sense into our government –

Find a way to keep Social Security and Medicare going, for the sake of
that 92% of our population who need it.
Then call it what it is:
Our Earned Retirement Income.

1 comment for “Social Security Now Called Federal Benefit/Entitlement!

  1. arrowslinger
    June 12, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    It is not a benefit. I pay into this and have been paying since 1987. It’s my money. The only time it could possibly be a enefit is if you never paid into it as many do now. I know people who have worked just enough quarters to qualify and thus they begin receiving SS checks and soon they have drawn out more than they have put into the program. Social Security was never to be touched, but thanks to the US lawmakers voting to change the rules whenever it suits their needs, we now have a system that I prob. will never see the benefits of my labor. Anytime govt. gets involved it ruins everything.

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