"Oh-boy the emails are coming fast from my right wing family, Must be an election year. Here is a new twist on an old one..." -Wayne and Laurel

Thanks, this is an election year version of Fwd: FW: Social Security with an ominous Hillary and Obama closer, framed in a curious quote from Thomas Jefferson. Lovely. Send in more!

From: J

Sent: Saturday, January 26, 2008 5:42 PM
To: A


These are the historical FACTS! Check them out.

Social Security

Your Social Security

Just in case some of you young whippersnappers (& some older ones) didn't know this. It's easy to check out, if you don't believe it. Be sure and show it to your kids. They need a little history lesson on what's what and it doesn't matter whether you are Democrat of Republican. Facts are Facts.

Our 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:

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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.

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Q: Which Political Party eliminated the income tax
deduction for Social Security (FICA) withholding?

A: The Democratic Party.

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Q: Which Political Party started taxing Social
Security annuities?

A: The Democratic Party, wit h Al Gore casting the
"tie-breaking" deciding vote as President of the
Senate, while he was Vice President of the

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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 Social Security payments! The
Democratic Party gave these payments to them,
even though they never paid a dime into it!

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Then, after violating 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!

If enough people receive this, maybe a seed of
awareness will be planted and maybe changes will
evolve. Maybe not, some Democrats are awfully
sure of what isn't so.

But it's worth a try. How many people can YOU send this to?

Actions speak louder than bumper stickers.


A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. hilliary and Obama want to do just that as soon as they get into your white house. (oop's-- Iowa voters say hello no) Whoopie!!!!!!
-Thomas Jefferson


Anonymous said...

Wow, that's impressive.

I especially like the assumption that it would be a better system if we only put in $140/year each.

Because, you know, a 2008 dollar is totally equal to a Roosevelt-era dollar.

(oh wait, it's not because of the EVIL FEDERAL RESERVE pumping millions of dollars of FIAT MONEY into the economy to ruin everything.)

I put more than $140/week into my 401k and i still worry it won't be enough in 30 years.

Potato Head said...

I know this will come as a big shock, but the claims in this email are false. Snopes debunks it here.

Robin Johnson said...

I don't think Thomas Jefferson said quite that. For one thing, he could probably use an apostrophe.

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