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> Have you noticed, your Social Security check is now referred to as a
> “Federal Benefit Payment”?
> I’ll be part of the one percent to forward this.
> I am forwarding it because it touches a nerve in me, and I hope it will in
> you.
> Please keep passing it on until everyone in our country has read it.
> The government is now referring to our Social Security checks as a
> “Federal Benefit Payment.”
> This isn’t a benefit – its earned income!
> Not only did we all contribute to Social Security but our employers did too.
> It totaled 15% of our income before taxes.
> If you averaged $30K per year over your working life, that’s close to
> $180,000 invested in Social Security.
> If you calculate the future value of your monthly investment in social
> security ($375/month, including both your and your employer’s contributions)
at a meager 1% interest rate compounded monthly,
> after 40 years of working you’d have more than $1.3+ million dollars
> saved! This is your personal investment.
> Upon retirement, if you took out only 3% per year, you’d receive
> $39,318 per year, or $3,277 per month.
> That’s almost three times more than today’s average Social Security
> benefit of $1,230 per month, according to the Social Security A dministration
(Google it – it’s a fact).
> A nd your retirement fund would last more than 33 years (until you’re
> 98 if you retire at age 65)!
> I can only imagine how much better most average-income people could
> live in retirement if our government had just invested our money in low-risk
> interest-earning accounts. Instead, the folks in Washington pulled off a bigger
Ponzi scheme than Bernie Madoff ever did.
> They took our money and u sed it elsewhere. They “forgot” that it was
> OUR money they were taking.
> They didn’t have a referendum to ask us if we wanted to lend the money to
> them.
> A nd they didn’t pay interest on the debt they assumed.
> A nd recently, they’ve told us that the money won’t support us for very
> much longer.
> But is it our fault they misu sed our investments?
> A nd now, to add insult to injury, they’re calling it a “benefit,” as
> if we never worked to earn every penny of it.
> Just because they “borrowed” the money, doesn’t mean that our
> investments were a charity!
> Let’s take a stand.
> We have earned our right to Social Security and Medicare.
> Demand that our legislators bring some sense into our government –
> Find a way to keep Social Security and Medicare going, for the sake of
> that 92% of our population who need it.
> Here’s a novel idea: Reduce the military budget to support our own
> population.
> Get out of the countries who don’t want us there.
> Bring our soldiers home and invest some of the $700B+ in giving them new
> careers building roads and parks, teaching our children, creating new
> technologies, discovering cures for illness.
> Then take the rest and begin to pay back Social Security, and call it
> what it is:
> Our Earned Retirement Income.
> 99% of people won’t forward this.
> Will you?

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