and other bull sh..our Government, Politicians, news reporters and pundits are telling us.
Sorry, but I am a Vietnam veteran. Does that make me special? No, just one of a big group working in this great country under the delusion of having some social security income in addition to our other savings. Millions and millions of people worked hard, and, regardless of how much or how little they earned, even if they earned so little they did not pay any income taxes, they still paid the same percentage into Social Security and, since about 1965, medicare.
That means I was born into and grew up with Social Security. That means that every paycheck I ever had in my entire working career from 15 1/2 years old until I retired, my government took my hard-earned money in varying amounts from about 7.5% of my wage, plus an equal amount from my employer, or when “self-employed” I got to pay upwards of 12 % of my gross income. The premise was to pay for my social security income. Later, during Lyndon Johnson presidency, I was required to pay even more (plus matching payments from my employer, including myself when my employer was “self”).
Am I whining and complaining? No, just stating a fact. You and your predecessors, Mr. President, took my money. Took it with a promise. Spent it as you wished. Now, you say there is not enough money because YOU spent it all??
You stole our money, spent it on pork barrel projects, gave it away to those too lazy to work and now give it away to illegal immigrants. Summed with a “joke” I got in my email today:
When NASA was preparing for the Apollo project, they did some astronaut training on a Navajo Indian reservation. One day, a Navajo elder and his son were herding sheep and came across the space crew. The old man, who only spoke Navajo, asked a question, which the son translated: “What are the guys in the big suits doing?” A member of the crew said they were practicing for their trip to the moon. The old man got really excited and asked if he could send a message to the moon with the astronauts. Recognizing a promotional opportunity for the spin-doctors, the NASA folks found a tape recorder. After the old man recorded his message, they asked the son to translate. He refused. So the NASA reps brought the tape to the reservation, where the rest of the tribe listened and laughed, but refused to translate the elder’s message to the moon. Finally, NASA called a official government translator. He reported that the moon message said: “Watch out for these guys; they’ve come to steal your land