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  • htimsloc htimsloc May 18, 2009 11:56 AM Flag

    Dear Repubs: Social Security and Medicare are SOCIALISM

    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 of Republican.
    Facts are Facts!!!

    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,

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

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

    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,

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

    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:

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

    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.

    But it's worth a try. How many people can YOU send this to?

    Actions speak louder than bumper stickers.
    AND CONGRESS GIVES THEMSELVES 100% RETIREMENT
    FOR ONLY SERVING ONE TERM!!!

    A government big enough to give you everything you want,
    Is strong enough to take everything you have.
    -Thomas Jefferson

 
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