Social Security, Who's your Daddy?

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Nolan-Vinny-Sam, Sep 9, 2003.

  1. Our Senators and Congress men &
    women 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 the
    same pay until they die, except it may increase
    time to time for cost of living adjustments. For
    example, former 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
    during the last years of their lives. This is
    calculated on an average life span for each.
    Their cost for this excellent plan is $00.00.
    Nada. Zilch. 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 Funds-our tax dollars at work!

    From our own Social Security Plan, which you and I
    pay (or have paid) into-every payday until we retire
    (which amount is matched by our employer) --we can
    expect to get an average $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 watch how fast they would fix it.

    :D :D

    Traders rule.. SocialSecurity? forgerabouit:D :D
  2. tampa


    ahh dude, you need a more reliable source for your "angry neo-con" info...

    the good senators you spoke of would have to live about 52 years past retirement to pick up $7,800,000...

    of course a simple calculator, and 5 seconds of your time could have prevented your making a fool of yourself...