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11/29/05 01:01 - 49ºF - ID#23203

Social Security - muy interesante

Just got this in an email. Found it interesting enough to share...

>I just received this, and it certainly is interesting.
> Many years ago in Seattle, two wonderful neighbors,
> Elliott and Patty Roosevelt came to my home to swim on
> a regular basis. They were a great couple full of
> laughter and stories that today I continue to marvel
> at. Both are now deceased, but their stories remain.
> During the years of our friendship we had many, many
> discussions about his parents (President Franklin D.
> and Eleanor Roosevelt) and how his father and
> mother never intended for the Social Security and
> Welfare programs to turn out the way they are today.
> Elliott used to say that if his mother returned to
> earth and saw what the politicians had done to their
> programs she would have burned all of them in hell.
> Here is a story I received today regarding the
> Social Security Program and I immediately thought of
> Elliott's comments. Hope you will read this and
> think about it. (Margaret)
> Franklin Roosevelt, a Democrat, introduced the
> Social Security (FICA) Program. He promised:
> 1.) That participation in the Program would be
> completely voluntary,
> 2.) That the participants would only have to pay
> 1% of the first $1,400 of their annual incomes into
> the Program,
> 3.) That the money the participants elected to
> put into the Program would be deductible from their
> income for tax purposes each year,
> 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,
> 5.) That the annuity payments to the retirees
> would never be taxed as income.
> Since many of us have paid into FICA for years
> and are now receiving a Social Security check every
> month -- and then finding 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 Senate.

> 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 U.S.

> Q: Which Political Party decided to start giving
> annuity payments to immigrants?
> 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!

> Then, after doing all this lying and thieving and
> violation of the original contract (FICA), the
> Democrats turn around and tell you that the
> Republicans want to take your Social Security away!

One thing's for sure - republican or democrat, fuckers are fuckers!

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11/16/05 06:20 - 45ºF - ID#23202

Fellow Leos

I was first introduced to this horoscope many years ago in the Artvoice (Free Will Astrology), actually. I wonder if they still publish it. Anyway, I thought this was interesting...

Leo Horoscope for this week:
Psychotherapists talk about how each of us has a false self and an authentic self. When we're in the grip of the false one, we don't love ourselves unless other people love us. We're addicted to status and other superficial standards of success, and we chase after all sorts of meaningless desires that can't possibly bring any lasting gratification. When we're anchored in our authentic self, on the other hand, our motivations are rooted in a love of life. We pursue our dreams because they're interesting and exciting, not in order to impress anyone. The coming weeks will bring a showdown between your false self and authentic self, Leo. If I were a betting man, I'd put my money on the authentic one.
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