Social Security????

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From my email….
The government make Madoff look like schoolboy…

Just a reminder, better pass this around, it’s the clearest presentation I have seen in quite some time.

Social Security check. Here we go.

ALERT EVERYONE YOU KNOW. THIS AFFECTS ALL OF US.*

SOCIAL SECURITY becomes FEDERAL BENEFIT CHECK

Have you noticed, the 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.

The government is now referring to our Social Security checks as A Federal Benefit Payment.

This isn’t a benefit. It Is 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 employers 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 – its 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 (Knew) 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.* *

99% of people won’t forward this. Will you ?

**You can bet I WILL* *

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