Friday, November 11, 2011

History Lesson on Your Social Security Card

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.

Here's what the card looked like originally:

Franklin Roosevelt,  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

What Happened to the $2.6 Trillion Social Security Trust Fund?
FORBES -- 7/13/2011

Here’s how President Barack Obama answered CBS’s Scott Pelley’s question about whether he could guarantee that Social Security checks would go out on August 3, the day after the government is supposed to reach its debt limit: “I cannot guarantee that those checks [he included veterans and the disabled, in addition to Social Security] go out on August 3rd if we haven’t resolved this issue. Because there may simply not be the money in the coffers to do it.”
And Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner echoed the president on CBS’s Face the Nation Sunday implying that if a budget deal isn’t reached by August 2, seniors might not get their Social Security checks.

Gov. Jesse Ventura:
US should abolish inherently corrupt political parties
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Ventura told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that he wouldn’t vote for his former employer Linda McMahon in her bid to become Senator even if he could “Because I don’t vote for Democrats or Republicans. If she ran as an independent, she could possibly get my endorsement. But I refuse.”

Ventura added, “I no longer support the third party movement.”
“Why not?” the ABC interviewer asked.
Ventura elaborated, “I believe the system is so corrupt, the two parties have corrupted it so bad, that any thirty party, in which to be successful, will likewise have to corrupt itself.
If you already have a two-headed monster, why would you need three?”

The answer is “to abolish parties,” Ventura added. “Do not put a name of a party below the person’s name on the ballot. It’s too easy to say, I’m a Republican. And you walk in: Republican, Republican, Republican. You’re voting the party, not the person. And that’s the way it’s all set up.”...