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Duped by Congressional Lies

badgerpat Wrote: Jun 13, 2012 9:58 AM
1). Tell people under some age (30?) that they will not receive any social security when they are old, and stop taking their money. 2). Tell people in an interim age (30+ to 55?) that they will have a higher minimum age at which to begin receiving soc sec (62 goes to 68? 70?), and benefits will be x% less than previously stated, so start saving more, and 3). borrow like crazy to pay off the people currently depending on soc sec. In addition, other things that could be tweaked would be increasing the max income that gets taxed for soc sec for the interim age group, and/or reducing benefits for people with a higher net worth. Yes, the interim age would be nailed by these changes, and yes, I am in that age group.
J. Galt Wrote: Jun 13, 2012 11:32 AM
An effective plan. However those receiving benefits and vote will be told such a plan is takes away all their benefits immediately, like being pushed over a cliff in a wheelchair.
Warren81 Wrote: Jun 13, 2012 10:32 AM
That may not be a perfect plan, but it is MUCH BETTER than what congress has come up with!

Some of the responses to my column last week, titled "Immoral Beyond Redemption," prove that Americans have been hoodwinked by Congress. Some readers protested my counting Social Security among government handout programs that can be described as Congress' taking what belongs to one American and giving to another, to whom it doesn't belong -- legalized theft. They argued that they worked for 45 years and paid into Social Security and that the money they now receive is theirs. These people have been duped and shouldn't be held totally accountable for such a belief. Let's look at it.

The Social Security pamphlet...