by Pamela Williams
Senator Alan Simpson (R-Wyoming) needs to get his facts straight about social security.
- You pay 6.5% as an employee,
- Your employer pays 6.5%.
- You pay 1.5% to Medicare,
- Total 14.5%.
- If you are self-employed you must pay the 14.5% yourself.
How could he say, because senior citizens expect their social security and medicare benefits when they retire, they are greedy?
“Alan Simpson, Senator from Wyoming, Co-Chair of Obama’s deficit commission, calls senior citizens the Greediest Generation as he compared “Social Security” to a Milk Cow with 310 million teats.”
Here is a response in a letter from Patty Myers in Montana. She is mad, and she should be. I am stunned at his ignorance. http://republicbroadcasting.org/news/patty-myers-is-a-tad-upset-p-d/
“Hey Alan, let’s get a few things straight!
- As a career politician, you have been on the public dole (tit) for FIFTY YEARS.
- I have been paying Social Security taxes for 48 YEARS (since I was 15 years old. I am now 63).
- My Social Security payments, and those of millions of other Americans, were safely tucked away in an interest bearing account for decades until you political pukes decided to raid the account and give OUR money to a bunch of zero losers in return for votes, thus bankrupting the system and turning Social Security into a Ponzi scheme that would make Bernie Madoff proud.
- Recently, just like Lucy & Charlie Brown, you and “your ilk” pulled the proverbial football away from millions of American seniors nearing retirement and moved the goalposts for full retirement from age 65 to age, 67. NOW, you and your “shill commission” are proposing to move the goalposts YET AGAIN.
- I, and millions of other Americans, have been paying into Medicare from Day One, and now “you morons” propose to change the rules of the game. Why? Because “you idiots” mismanaged other parts of the economy to such an extent that you need to steal our money from Medicare to pay the bills.
- I, and millions of other Americans, have been paying income taxes our entire lives, and now you propose to increase our taxes yet again. Why? Because you “incompetent bastards” spent our money so profligately that you just kept on spending even after you ran out of money. Now, you come to the American taxpayers and say you need more to pay off YOUR debt.
To add insult to injury, you label us “greedy” for calling “bullshit” to your incompetence.
Well, Captain Bullshit, I have a few questions for YOU:
- How much money have you received from the American taxpayers during your pathetic 50-year political career?
- At what age did you retire from your pathetic political career, and how much are you receiving in annual retirement benefits from the American taxpayers?
- How much do you pay for YOUR government provided health insurance?
- What cuts in YOUR retirement and healthcare benefits are you proposing in your disgusting deficit reduction proposal, or as usual, have you exempted yourself and your political cronies?
It is you, Captain Bullshit, and your political co-conspirators called Congress who are the “greedy” ones. It is you and your fellow nutcase thieves who have bankrupted America and stolen the American dream from millions of loyal, patriotic taxpayers.
And for what? Votes and your job and retirement security at our expense, you lunk-headed, leech.
That’s right, sir. You and yours have bankrupted America for the sole purpose of advancing your pathetic, political careers. You know it, we know it, and you know that we know it.
And you can take that to the bank, you miserable son of a bitch.
P.S. And stop calling Social Security benefits “entitlements.” WHAT AN INSULT!!!!
I have been paying in to the SS system for 45 years “It’s my money” – give it back to me the way the system was designed and stop patting yourself on the back like you are being generous by doling out these monthly checks.”
This comment comes from: https://citizenwells.com/2011/10/02/alan-simpson-obama-deficit-commission-co-chair-senior-citizens-greediest-generation-social-security-milk-cow-with-310-million-teats/
I am very close in age and work longevity to Patty, but I would like to add the following. In the early to mid seventies, when most businesses did not have computer systems, the company I worked for processed payroll for other companies. I made many of the tax changes. It seemed like every year for a while that the government raised the rate of the Social Security Tax. Every time I made that change I, too, was pissed. This was a contract we had no choice in and that got changed at the whim of the federal government without our consent. To add insult to further injury, along the way they upped the early retirement age without our consent from 59 1/2 to 62. Every reasonable study ever conducted indicates that the same money put in the most conservative private fund would yield an enormously higher return.
This is a paper published by the Texas Public Policy Foundation, where the author is a senior health care policy analyst. You can read the entire report at the following link:
On June 22, Senate leadership released a discussion draft of their Obamacare “repeal-and-replace” bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act. A detailed summary of the bill is below, along with possible conservative concerns where applicable. Where provisions in the bill were also included in the reconciliation bill passed by Congress early in 2016 (H.R. 3762, text available here), differences between the two versions, if any, are noted.
Of particular note: It is unclear whether this legislative language has been fully vetted with the Senate parliamentarian. When the Senate considers budget reconciliation legislation—as it plans to do with the Obamacare “repeal-and-replace” bill—the parliamentarian advises whether provisions are budgetary in nature and can be included in the bill (which can pass with a 51-vote simple majority), and which provisions are not budgetary in nature and must be considered separately (i.e., require 60 votes to pass).
In the absence of a complete bill and Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score, it is entirely possible the parliamentarian has not fully vetted this draft—which means provisions could change substantially, or even get stricken from the bill, due to procedural concerns as the process moves forward.
The following video quotes President Trump as he speaks about saving social security and medicare. I believe he truly wants to do this for the American people.
I believe that he seen roadblocks in front of him every step of the way by Trump haters. I don’t see how he maintained any sanity whatsoever.
This report was requested by an IWB reader, and I appreciate the contribution of Occams and Henry Shivley at fromthetrenchesworldreport.com.