Are any of you already on Soc. Sec.? Do any of you plan to be drawing So. Sec. benefits in the near future?
Check into how I think Bush Jr. is trying to bankrupt Soc. Sec. through the back door, since he wasen't able to privatize it like he has tried so hard to do.
The Bush administration reached an agreement with Mexico on Social Security benefits that would allow illegal aliens granted amnesty in the future to claim credit for the time they worked illegally.
The deal has not taken effect because Bush has not signed it or submitted it to Congress. Once he does, Congress would have 60 days to vote against it or it automatically would become law. Is he waiting for the right time to sneak it through? Maybe more PORK??
The time has long since come for Americans to contact their allged representatives and tell them - "No you cannot!"
Lead, follow or get out of the way!!
Counterfeit SS card markets are already booming, as is the fraud at Driver's License DMV's across the country. So how can our incompetent government say the claims will be legal or bogus??????????
According to the terms of Bush's Totalization agreement, illegal Mexican aliens only have to work 6 quarters (18 months) to be eligible to apply for benefits for themselves as well as their Mexican (national) wife and Mexican (national) children, even if the children have never stepped foot in the USA.
US citizens (you and I) have to work at least 40 quarters (10 years) before we're eligible to apply. I worked and payed into it for 49 years excluding years I was layed off (fired) because of business's being sold or downsized to modern day improvements.
When I did apply, the administration said I did not work for three years that I did in fact work and pay into the system. I just happened to be a person who saved my check stubs and could prove I did work - how much I earned and how much I payed into the system. I wonder how many people they try this on and get away with it?
Like - when I retired from my last place of employment. They slid a paper over to me to sign. I looked it over and gave it back. I said the company owes me another 100.00 a month in benefits. The gentleman said if I didn't sign now my payments would be held up. I said fine - hold them up and when they do pay it will be for the correct amount and I won't have to fight for what I have coming to me. I told him I had my figures at home and I would bring them in the next work day. loe and behold they had found their mistake the next work day.
I think it's time all SS recipients start calling in our markers on all the surplus funds that have been misapproprieated and spent everywhere except on SS recipients. Namely all the money that has been placed into the general fund to keep Washington running. Our retired employees draw their retirement benefits from the general fund and they receive the same pay in retirement they were payed while they were supposed to be representing us. They do not pay into SS, so I feel they should not be eligible to draw from our retirement funds. They are gracious enough to give us somewhere between $20.00 to $40.00 due to COLA but they vote themselves a $3,000.00 to $4,000.00 dollar pay raise whenever the urge hits them. Something else we should put a stop to. If they had to earn their pay maybe so many lazy bums would not throw there hats into the political ring.
Sorry so long - if you have some input I sure would appreciate it.
Dori - I signed onto the gray panthers. But you and I are on borrowed time and we must get the younger generation to get involved. It's their country that is being destroyed from the inside like a thief in the night.
We've done our share now they must step up to the plate and do their share. If not for their sake then for their children's sake and possibly their grandchildren's sake.