Tuesday, August 9, 2011

What's wrong with us?

From Lorrie by email:

Remember, not only did you contribute to Social Security, but your employer did too. It totaled 15% of your income before taxes.

If you averaged only 30K over your working life, that’s close to $220,500.00!!!!

If you calculate the future value of $4,500 per year (yours and your employer’s contribution) at a simple 5% (less than what the govt. pays on the money that it borrows), after 49 years of working (me) you'd have $892,919.98.

If you took out only 3% per year, you receive $26,787.60 per year and it would last better than 30 years, and that’s with no interest paid on that final amount on deposit! If you bought an annuity and it paid 4% per year, you'd have a lifetime income of $2,976.40 per month.

The folks in Washington have pulled off a bigger Ponzi scheme than Bernie Madoff ever had.


Paid cash for my social security "insurance"!!!! Insurance is what they called it, but, if any insurance company handled your money the way the US government did, the State regulators would shut it down and the executives would be charged with fraud.

Just because they "borrowed" the money , doesn't make my benefits some kind of charity or handout !! Congressional benefits, aka. free health care, outrageous retirement packages , 67 paid holidays , three weeks paid vacation , unlimited paid sick days , now that's charity, welfare, and they have the nerve to call my retirement “entitlements“!!!!!!.....scroll down..............

Someone please tell me what's wrong with all the people that run this country!!!!!!

We're "broke" and can't help our own Seniors, Veterans, Orphans. We are about to cut their benefits to save money.

Yet, in the last months we have provided aid to Haiti, Chile and Turkey . And now Pakistan, the country that gave sanctuary to Bin Laden. Literally, BILLIONS of DOLLARS!!! Our retired seniors living on a 'fixed income' receive no aid, not even annual COL increases because their fudged numbers show the there has been no inflation for, how many now, 3 years???? nor do our seniors get any breaks while our government and religious organizations pour Hundreds of Billions of $$$$$$'s and Tons of Food to Foreign Countries!

They call Social Security and Medicare an entitlement, even though most of us have been paying for it all our working lives. Now when its time for us to collect, the government is running out of money. Why did the government steal, I mean "borrow" from it in the first place?

AMERICA: a country where we have homeless without shelter, children going to bed hungry, elderly going without 'needed' meds, and mentally ill without treatment -etc,etc.

Imagine if the GOVERNMENT gave 'US' the same support they give to other countries.



  1. Christian Mannhood3:04 PM

    A lot of dubious math.

    Yeah, but assuming it is correct. Yes, you'd have an annuity paying you $3000 a month.

    You would also have to buy health insurance at age 67 on the open market.

    And they are called 'Entitlements' because you are entitled to them, like because you paid into them or earned them.

    For me Social Security is worth it, because it reduces the amount of homeless people I have to walk over, you know, those people who thought they knew better what to do with their money than the Government.