Social Security...

Franklin Roosevelt, a Democrat, introduced the

Social Security (FICA) Program. He promised:

1.) That participation in the Program would be

completely voluntary,

2.) That the participants would only have to pay

1% of the first $1,400 of their annual incomes into

the Program,

3.) That the money the participants elected to

put into the Program would be deductible from their

income for tax purposes each year,

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,

5.) That the annuity payments to the retirees

would never be taxed as income.

Since many of us have paid into FICA for years and

are now receiving a Social Security check every

month -- and then finding that we are getting taxed

on 85% of the money we paid to the Federal

government to "put away," you may be interested in

the following:

Q: Which Political Party took Social Security from

the independent "Trust" fund and put it into the

General fund so that Congress could spend it?

A: It was Lyndon Johnson and the

Democratically-controlled House and Senate.

Q: Which Political Party eliminated the income tax

deduction for Social Security (FICA) withholding?

A: The Democratic Party.

Q: Which Political Party started taxing Social

Security annuities?

A: The Democratic Party, with Al Gore casting the

"tie-breaking" deciding vote as President of the

Senate, while he was Vice President of the U.S.

Q: Which Political Party decided to start giving

annuity payments to immigrants?

A: That's right! Jimmy Carter and the Democratic

Party. Immigrants moved into this country, and at

age 65, began to receive SSI Social Security

payments! The Democratic Party gave these payments

to them, even though they never paid a dime into it!

Then, after doing all this lying and thieving and

violation of the original contract (FICA), the

Democrats turn around and tell you that the

Republicans want to take your Social Security away!

And the worst part about it is, uninformed citizens

believe it!

Perhaps we are asking the wrong questions during

this 2004 election year!

If enough people read this, maybe a seed of

awareness will be planted and maybe good changes

will evolve.

Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bares a very close resemblance to the first.