YES ONLY IF THEY START TELLING AMERICA THE TRUTH ABOUT THE SOCIAL SECURITY PROGRAM AND THE EASY FIX.
Are you aware that the social security program was passed into law back in 1935 by Franklin Roosevelt and has worked WELL for the American people for all these years.
Workers pay 6.2% of their wages every pay period and their employer matches that 6.2%.
Social security was passed into law so when Americans retired they would have a nest egg to add to their savings.
It was never meant to be the cure all for retirees. It was meant to ADD to a savings account that the employee would supposedly have at the time of retirement.
Did you also know that the government has for years BORROWED OUR MONEY AND OUR EMPLOYERS MONEY leaving an promissory note in its place.
To simplify the trust funds that the government uses to pay social security as of April 2012 the intra-governmental debt was 4.8 trillion dollars of the 15.7 trillion dollars of total national debt!!!
So what this means is that the government takes the MONEY WE AND OUR EMPLOYERS PAY INTO THE SOCIAL SECURITY FUND AND BORROW IT TO PAY OR DO WHATEVER THEY PLEASE WITH 4.4% INTEREST MIND YOU.
Of course this money will never be paid back and they shouldn’t have borrowed it to begin with.
This is your money and it is my money! and my friends it is even the money of the individuals in congress since 1984 when even congress was made to put 6.2% towards social security.
That being said they of course have other ways of filling their coffers with cash.
This money my fellow Americans is OUR MONEY NOT CONGRESSES MONEY and to top it all off they use the money against the national debt making the debt seem much lower than it actually is!!!
Can you imagine how much money would ACTUALLY BE IN THE FUND if the 4.4% interest was paid over all these years and the GREEDY LITTLE HANDS OF CONGRESS COULD NOT TOUCH the billions it has collected every single year.
So if a referendum is put to a vote in 2016 nationwide in November that the government can no longer borrow money from the social security trust fund that is in the trust at that time and in all future time. I bet it would be passed overwhelmingly by the voting public.
Also that the money in the fund at that time must be paid the full 4.4% interest in perpetuity.
And the ceiling for collecting the 6.2% from the worker and the employer shall be raised to $150,000.
It starts again at $1,000,000 with no ceiling.
This would ensure that social security would be solvent for all time as long as the U.S.Government keeps its hands off of our money.
You see the easy way out for them is to just cut the benefits of instead of fixing what they have BROKEN TO BEGIN WITH.
God forbid they should ask businesses to kick in 6.2% extended out so the program can move on uninhibited by threats of losing benefits, meaning of course lowering what Americans are paid each month from social security.
The average payout monthly to social security recipients is $1,294 hardly enough to live on, since annualized it comes to $15,528.
It is up to “WE THE PEOPLE” TO AWAKEN OUR LEADERS IN WASHINGTON THAT WE ARE NOT GOING TO TAKE LYING DOWN THE FACT THAT OUR CONGRESS AND OUR PRESIDENT ALLOWS THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH OF THE USA TO CONTINUE TO SQUANDER OUR MONEY THAT WE HAVE ENTRUSTED TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.
Back in the 1980’s Al Gore proposed we get a lock box and place all the monies coming in that is earmarked for social security and it’s related programs. Unfortunately fellow politicians scoffed at the idea to actually use the income for the program in which it was intended for.
So typical for politicians to scoff at logical ideas when they interfere with dollars that congress loves to have in a slush fund and then credit it against the national debt, another words robbing Peter to pay Manny Mo and Jack !!!!
It is time to be heard America, it is time to let our politicians know that we know what they are doing with our sacred program known as social security.
Lets make American great again,