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Old 02-26-05, 03:58 PM   #1
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IT DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU ARE REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT
KEEP THIS SUBJECT ALIVE!! (WE'LL ALL RETIRE ONE DAY!)

GET A BILL STARTED TO PLACE ALL POLITICIANS ON SOCIAL SECURITY.
This must be an issue in "2008 ". Please! Keep it going.

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SOCIAL SECURITY:
(This is worth reading. It is short and to the point)

Perhaps we are asking the wrong questions during election years.
Our Senators and Congressmen 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 their same full 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 Dignitaries.
For example, during the last years of their lives, 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
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...

OUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK
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 Fund.
In contrast, from our own Social Security Plan, which you and I will 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 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 soon things would change for the better for all of us.....

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

How many people can YOU send this to? Better yet.....How many people WILL you email this to??
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Old 03-11-05, 04:09 AM   #2
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Shit, for a minute there I thought you meant the world would be saved by an obscure escapologist.

Phew! You gave me quite a scare then.
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Old 03-11-05, 08:26 AM   #3
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Claim: _ Members of Congress receive lavish pensions but are not required to contribute to the Social Security fund.

Status: _ False.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/taxes/pensions.asp
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Old 03-11-05, 09:44 PM   #4
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How many people can YOU send this to? Better yet.....How many people WILL you email this to??
None, cause it's crap.

And even if it were true, I wouldn't want the job even at that rate, so pay 'em what it takes to make the position desirable to someone else.

You shouldn't always believe what you read on the Internet (including this).

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Old 03-13-05, 11:02 AM   #5
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Stephen, it's not about what they get paid when they're working, it's about what they get paid when they retire. (100% of their salary at retiring.) Surely they should be subjected to the same pay out % as the rst of us? After all they are retired and no longer "getting the job done"
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