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Social Security?

Discussion in 'Freedom and Liberty' started by Seacowboys, May 4, 2007.

  1. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member


    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, 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.

    Or, in other words, we would have to collect our average of $1,000 monthly benefits for another 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.

  2. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I think I saw that a congressman who serves only one year is entitled to $15K a MONTH for life. This was just voted in within the last 12 mos iirc. Didn't make much news did it?
  3. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Thanks for the heads up I had no idea of their retirement plan, must be nice to vote in your own retirement plan, not pay into it and sit back and enjoy life on our dime. I'm not surprised whatsoever. Would you expect anything different from today's politicians? [beat]
  4. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    I suppose that anyone who would prostitute themselves to become a politician in the first place wouldn't balk at an iron rice bowl.
  5. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    White collar crooks helping one another out, I guess crime does pay. [booze]
  6. andy

    andy Monkey+++

    ya when the law breakers make laws...
  7. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Is it time yet?
  8. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Yes, it is time to open a can of Whoop-Ass. I've been saving it for the right oppurtunity because once you open it you gotta use the whole can. :sneaky:

    ETA: Hey, the label says it Revitalizes Attitude and Restores Faith in Mankind [touchdown]

  9. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Anybody know what year Congress voted this crap in.

    Information pertaining to this would be helpful also. I would like to submit this information into the local paper but before I do facts backing up this info would help direct folks where to look to verify the information for themselves, in case there are any doubting the existence of Congress' Thou art better than you and I Retirement Plan.

    Damn my as* hurts, it's going to hurt for quite sometime from all this f*cking, I didn't even get a kiss much less a reach around.
  10. ozarkgoatman

    ozarkgoatman Resident goat herder

    Amazing as it may sound I'm just not surprized. :mad:

    Melbo it is soooooo way past time.

  11. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    Snopes says this is not as bad as i sounds and basically is a lot of half-truths designed to get the rabble roused; did it for me.
    I don't put any more faith in snopes than I do in a lot of these chain-emails but there is some truth here none the less.
  12. pizzamonkey

    pizzamonkey Monkey+++

    That's why ss is always in trouble,,they could care less, they dont depend on it!

  13. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    ;) speaking of Social programs...

    Did you hear about the new Welfare Doll???
    You wind it up and it doesn't work.
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