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Saturday, October 20, 2012

FW: Federal Benefit Check

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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 employers 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 Administration (Google it - its a fact).

And 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 used 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.

And they didn't pay interest on the debt they assumed.
And recently, they've told us that the money won't support us for very much longer.
But is it our fault they misused our investments?

And 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!
Lets 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.

Then call it what it is:
Our Earned Retirement Income.

99% of people won't forward this.
Will you?