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  1. #1
    Enjoy the show VIP Member Ron P's Avatar
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    The Joisey Shore

    OT: Worth reading and passing along

    (This is worth the read. It's short and to the point.)

    Perhaps we are asking the wrong
    questions during election years.

    Our Senators and Congressmen do
    not pay into Social Security and,
    course, they do not collect from it.
    Social Security benefits were not
    suitable for persons of their rare
    elevation in society.

    They felt they should have a special
    plan for themselves. 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 from
    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),
    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


    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

    Or, in other words, we would have to
    collect our average of $1,000.
    monthly benefits for 68 years and
    one (l) month to equal Senator Bill
    Bradley's benefits!

    Social Security could be very good if
    only one small change were made.
    And 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 and then watch how fast they
    would fix it.

    If enough people receive this, maybe
    a seed of awareness will be planted
    and maybe good changes will evolve.
    How many people can YOU send this

    Or will you just read this and ignore
    your rights, saying what good would
    it do? That's what most people will

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    Registered tripps's Avatar
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    Doesnt sound to good to me!!! typical politicians tripps

  3. #3
    Enjoy the show VIP Member Ron P's Avatar
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    a friend passed it along. I've known this for a while now but I thought this said it well.

    Pass is it on. This is nothing more than white collar theft.

  4. #4
    and, of course, we will do NOTHING but discuss it, right?

  5. #5
    Enjoy the show VIP Member Ron P's Avatar
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    At least pass it along to the people that you know in order to raise awareness of the issue. Maybe someone in the media would run with the story. Boy I'd like to see Dan Rather talk to a few politians about this one.

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