Social Security Fix

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Janalynn, May 9, 2009.

  1. Janalynn

    Janalynn New Member


    Propose this in 2009:


    Perhaps we are asking the wrong questions during election years.

    Our Senators and Congress men and women 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, they continue to draw the same pay until they die.
    Except it may increase from time to time for cost of living adjustments
    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 their lives.

    This is calculated on an average life span for each of those two Dignitaries.

    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 pick up the tab for this plan. The funds for this fine retirement plan come directly from the General Funds;
    From our own Social Security Plan, which you and I pay (or have paid) into, every payday until we retire (which amount is matched by our employer). We can expect to get an average of

    $1,000 per month

    After retirement. =0 A
    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 benefits!

    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 see how fast they would fix it.

    If enough people receive this, maybe a seed of awareness will be planted and maybe good changes will evolve.

    *was sent to me, I didn't write this.
  2. vivian53

    vivian53 Member

    Great logic and so true. I will pass it on.

    thanks for the post

  3. TwoCatDoctors

    TwoCatDoctors New Member

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    [This Message was Edited on 05/10/2009]
  4. 3gs

    3gs New Member

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