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[at-l] Social Security (Off Topic)
- Subject: [at-l] Social Security (Off Topic)
- From: Bror8588 at aol.com (Bror8588@aol.com)
- Date: Sat Apr 16 14:44:17 2005
IT DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU ARE REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT!
KEEP IT GOING!!!!
2008 Election Issue!!
GET A BILL STARTED TO PLACE ALL POLITICIANS ON SOC. SEC.
This must be an issue in "2008". Please! Keep it going.
(This is worth reading. It is short and to the point.)
Perhaps we are asking the wrong questions during election years.
Our Senators and Congresswomen do not pay into Social Security and, of
course, they do not collect from it.
You see, Social Security benefits were not suitable for persons of their
rare elevation in society. They felt they should have a special plan for
themselves. So, many years ago they voted in their
own benefit plan.
In more recent years, no congressperson has felt the need to change it.
After all, it is a great plan.
For all practical purposes their plan works like this:
When they retire, even if they only had one term in office and did nothing,
they continue to draw the same pay until they die.
Except it may increase from time to time for cost of living adjustments.
This is calculated on an average life span for each of those two
Dignitaries. For example, Senator Byrd and Congressman White and their
wives may expect
to draw $7,800,000.00 (that's Seven Million, Eight-Hundred Thousand
Dollars), with their wives drawing $275,000.00 during the last years of
Younger Dignitaries, who retire at an early age, will receive much more
during the rest of their lives.
Their cost for this excellent plan is $0.00. NADA....ZILCH....
This little perk they voted for themselves is free to them. You and I
up the tab for this plan. The funds for this fine retirement plan come
directly from the General Funds;
"OUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK"!
>From our own Social Security Plan, which you and I pay (or have paid)
into,-every payday until we retire (Don?t forget to add the same amount
employer removes from your wages that politicians like to say is matching,
your money just reduced from what you would have been paid)-
We can expect to get an average of $1,000 per month after retirement.
Or, in other words, we would have to collect our average of $1,000 monthly
benefits for 68 years and one (1) month to equal Senator Bill Bradley's
( I don't know who did these calculations or what period of time it covers,
however, that comes to $817,000. If that is for 1 year, then 10 years would
be $8,170,000 and Bradley's life expectancy could reasonably be another 30
40+ years. At any one time there are 100 senators and, if I recall
432 representatives. Over a period of 10 years, I'm guessing around 1000
different congressmen. With those already out of office and increased life
expectancies we could be looking at 10,000 or more [still guessing]
any one time. 10,000 times 817,000 yearly would be over 8 trillion per
That they voted themselves!! With about 1/5 of the population living below
the poverty level!!! And American jobs being exported!!! And government
officials getting away with misuse of office, perjury, insider trading,
turpitude, possibly interfering with elections, and of course the
[not] job they are doing. Seems to me that this is not what the founders
intended. Might be time for a national referendum or new constitutional
Social Security could be very good if only one small change were made.
That change would be to:
Jerk the Golden Fleece Retirement Plan from under the Senators and
Congressmen. Put them into the Social Security plan with the rest of us
then sit back.....
and watch how fast they would fix it.
If enough people receive this, maybe a seed of awareness will be planted
maybe good changes will evolve.
How many people can YOU send this to? Better yet.....
How many people WILL you send this to??