Fwd: Social Security Card History- DID YOU KNOW?
Actually, President Kennedy and Sergeant Shriver were the first ones to
misuse the SS account. They used SS funds to start the Peace Corps. Not
the first or last time our money has been taken from American citizens and
given to foreign nations.
Things every US citizen should know and remember about Social Security and
*History Lesson on Your Social Security Card*
Social Security Cards up until the 1980s expressly stated the number and
card were *not* to be used for identification purposes. Since nearly everyone in
the United States now has a number, it became convenient to use it anyway
and the message, NOT FOR IDENTIFICATION, was removed.
Franklin Roosevelt, a Democrat, introduced the Social Security (FICA)
Program. He promised:
1.) That participation in the Program would be Completely voluntary.
*No longer voluntary*
2.) That the participants would only have to pay 1% of the first $1,400 of
their annual Incomes into the Program. *Now 7.65% on the first $127,200
3.) That the money the participant selected to put into the Program would
be deductible from their income for tax purposes each year.
*No longer tax deductible*
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, *Under Johnson the money was moved to the General
Fund and Spent*
5.) That the annuity payments to the retirees would never be taxed as
income. *Under Clinton & Gore Up to 85% of your Social Security can be
Taxed. * Since many of us have paid into FICA for years and are now
receiving a Social Security check every month only to learn 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:
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
Q: Which Political Party eliminated the income tax deduction for Social
Security (FICA) withholding?
*A: The Democratic Party.*
Q: Which Political Party started taxing Social Security annuities?
*A: The Democratic Party, with Al Gore casting the ‘tie-breaking’ deciding
vote as President of the* *Senate, while he was Vice President of the US.*
Q: Which Political Party decided to start giving annuity payments to
*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!*
*AND MY FAVORITE*:
*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!*