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Social Security Card history lesson (USA)

 

Social Security Card history    lesson

History Lesson on Your Social Security    Card
Dick Kantenberger
Gifted Education    Writer
History Lesson on Your Social Security    Card

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 up until the    1980s expressly stated the number and
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.
An old Social Security card with    the "NOT FOR    IDENTIFICATION" message.
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,

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, and,

Under Johnson 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
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'    -- you may be interested in the    following:

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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.

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Q: W hich Political Party    eliminated the income tax
deduction for Social Security (FICA)    withholding?

A: The Democratic    Party.

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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

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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!

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

Actions speak louder than bumper    stickers