I received one of those politcally informative emails the other day, that quite simply made me sick. Actually this is something that we all should already have realized but I never really gave it alot of thought until now. It was regarding Social Security. Now you all know our plight with what is becomming of SS. Alot of us who have not reached a certain age as of yet, are contributing our money to something that we are told "will come back to us". However, now we are being told that it won't be comming back to us. Our children, who are working and paying into SS are in even worse shape then we are. I could go on and on about how no one can survive on SS when they are old, alone, and unable to work. I can go on about how we work our whole lives to end up poor and maybe even homeless (unless of course we are millionares). But instead I would like to focus on this particular point that this email made.
Years ago, our government decided to put into place a policy "for themselves". Now since they are the decision makers, what the hell can we do to stop them? That policy constructed a plan so that THEY do not get Social Security. They do not pay into Social Security. Making it so that their paychecks are not smaller every pay day, and that when they retire, they get a pension of some sort (I haven't looked thoroughly into it yet) that gives them the ability to COLLECT about the same income they were getting when they were working. NOW, these are the people who also came up with the plan to take care of US when we retire "SOCIAL SECURITY". Our plan consists of a life long deduction from our paychecks and then a retirement of about an average of $1000/mth to survive. Now our social security is running out. And we are depending on those very people to help us and make decisions to fix this problem.
People are homeless and dying because they do not have enough money to survive or adequate health coverage to keep the healthy and alive.
I'M SO FREAKIN CONFUSED!!!! HOW DID WE LET THIS HAPPEN???? That particular email that I have been referring to that brought this to my attention, rallys to get people to refuse to vote one more politician into office that does not support a bill MAKING their current retirement policy NULL AND VOID and making every politician put into AND collect social security JUST LIKE US.
Impossible, I know.......................but imagine how quickley our Social Security problems would be rectified then. If it does not affect them, then why should they go full force into saving our lives. If what happens to us, happens to them, watch how quickley things would change.
Anyway, just a political rant!!