Thursday, February 16, 2012


I recently read that the average American working 49 years amasses around $900,000 in Social Security benefits. They, religiously, deduct this money from your paycheck; even your employer pays into the pot. So, my question is who claims ownership of that vast amount of money? The Feds refer to the payments that are made to retired folks as a gift or charity even though it originally came from our paychecks. Actually, I don’t care how they regard that money, just keep it coming.

I always considered the money that was taken from me over the all those decades as money deposited into a savings account to be returned to me in payments when I retired. I don’t think I’m being unreasonable by believing that money is mine. The Feds on the other end didn’t do anything to earn it. I didn’t buy anything. It wasn’t payment for some service. So, where is my money? Several years ago, you decided to tap into Social Security and embezzle our money to pay for things you can’t afford. Notice, I used the word, “embezzle” for after all, if a company in the private sector was to take money from such a fund, it would be called embezzlement and someone would be going to prison.

Now here’s the part that gets my panties in a bunch. If a guy works for 49 years and dies before he can collect his rightful share of the pie, what happens to that money? It rightfully belonged to him right down to the penny. Shouldn’t that money go to his heirs? What if I die before I collect all that I deposited into it? Shouldn’t the remainder of MY money be returned to my family? Once again, if such a practice was happening in the private sector, someone would be in big trouble.

I guess what I’m saying is I don’t want to do business with crooks, so give me back the money I was forced to relinquish, and, by the way, I want it back with interest. So, you tell me. Am I out of line here? Am I missing something? There is a Comment thingy at the bottom of this, and I’d really like to hear from you.  

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