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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:25 am    Post subject: Kiss Your Social Security Goodby Reply with quote

I recently received a communication that says the following (copy & paste)


SOCIAL SECURITY CHANGES


It does not matter if you personally like or dislike Obama. It is already impossible to live on Social Security alone.. If the government gives benefits to 'illegal' aliens who have never contributed, where does that leave those of us who have paid into Social Security all our working lives?


As stated below, the Senate voted this week to allow 'illegal' aliens access to Social Security benefits. Attached is an opportunity to sign a petition that requires citizenship for eligibility to that social service.

If this is correct I am truly blown out of the water.......

I didn't post the petition here because I didn't think it was the proper place to do that, but just give this some serious thought if this is all correct ???????????
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 5:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

good you didn't post the petition, because the whole thing is a hoax...
http://www.snopes.com/politics/socialsecurity/illegal.asp
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2009/jul/29/chain-email/claims-senate-voted-give-undocumented-workers-soci/
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

eek To start with, social security is NOT a retirement. It is a retirement SUPPLIMENT. Everyone on it now will take out of the system more than they put in. I have been on it for more than 10 years and I have removed from the system more than twice the amount I contributed. Don't blame me, blame the system. This goes for Medicare also. I wish there was a way to get off this so called entitlements. We are not entitled to anything except protection of foreign invasions.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hoax is correct. I'm on disability, about the only thing that's happened was no cost of living increase (and I get half of what my last job paid, which was not much....). Nobody can live on SSDI or SSI alone. I'm going to college in the hopes I can land a job that will work with my disabling conditions.....There's also a long term study going on that I sigend up for, calls BOND. Google for it. Right now if you land a job that pays more than $1000 a month, you lose your benefits. This study is looking to not nake benefits totally away, but recuce them gradually, i.e. mkae $2.00, SSSI takes $1.00 off your benefits until you reach a cap. Te rest is way too long to post here.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps they'll save it by taxing it 100%...
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have had SS income since 1995.. could not survive without it, on just my pension!
Indeed, that warning is a hoax! There are many versions that will trick you into spreading the hoax, or possibly linking to a viral site!
Truth is, newer retirees will have to work longer before being eligible for SS allotments.. retiring beyond age 75. The taxable amount has risen consistently every year, and now is above a $110,000.00 maximum. http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/COLA/cbb.html
One main problem with SS benefits is that the politicians want to "cut into" the account for their pet projects.. and thus the rumors start that seniors dependent on that income will loose benefits.
Only certain fields of SS are available to those who did not contribute.. mainly for disabilities. Social Security Eligibility.

If the politicians (Senators, Representatives, et al) were to enroll in the plans for retirement that the "common" people use, then watch how fast the problems would be resolved! Same for Medicare and Medicaid!

Whatever happened to the "Of the People, By the People, For the People" oath?
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