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2008 Election Issue!!
  Compliments of Kim Tucker
Tue Jul 26 19:03:39 2005


2008 Election Issue!!
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 -----DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU ARE REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT!

GET A BILL STARTED TO PLACE ALL POLITICIANS ON SOC. SEC.
This must be an issue before "2008"!!  Please, keep the interest
going and help focus tax payer and voter concerns.

(This is worth reading. It is short and to the point..)

KEEP IT GOING!!!!
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2008 Election Issue!!
SOCIAL SECURITY:

Perhaps we are asking the wrong questions during election years.

Our Senators and Congresswomen 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 from time to time for cost of living
adjustments..

This is calculated on an average life span for each of those two
Dignitaries. For example, 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.

Younger Dignitaries who retire at an early age, will receive much more
during the rest of their lives.

Their cost for this excellent plan is $0..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 of $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.

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 to? Better yet......
How many people WILL ! you send this to????

Keep this going clear up thru the 2008 election!!
You  need to be heard!
We need to be heard!
  
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  Writing Courtesy of Kim Tucker.  
Posted by James L. Steele.  
  


  Send corrections, additions or objections to: James L. Steele <steele2@kansas.net>

Created: July 25, 2005 JSteele   From the Little Apple, Manhattan, KS
Updated: July 26, 2005 JSteele