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For Christian American readers of this blog:

I wish to incite all Christians to rise up and take back the United States of America with all of God's manifold blessings. We want the free allowance of the Bible and prayers allowed again in schools, halls of justice, and all governing bodies. We don't seek a theocracy until Jesus returns to earth because all men are weak and power corrupts the very best of them.
We want to be a kinder and gentler people without slavery or condescension to any.

The world seems to be in a time of discontent among the populace. Christians should not fear. God is Love, shown best through Jesus Christ. God is still in control. All Glory to our Creator and to our God!

A favorite quote from my good friend, Jack Plymale, which I appreciate:

"Wars are planned by old men,in council rooms apart. They plan for greater armament, they map the battle chart, but: where sightless eyes stare out, beyond life's vanished joys, I've noticed,somehow, all the dead and mamed are hardly more than boys(Grantland Rice per our mutual friend, Sarah Rapp)."

Thanks Jack!

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Saturday, July 9, 2016

SS checks now say ""Federal Benefit Payment" ... Grrr! Thx Good friend, Bill H!


The Social Security check is now (or soon will be) referred to as a   "Federal Benefit Payment?"    

I'll be part of the one percent to forward this.  I am forwarding it because it touches a nerve in me, and I hope it will in you.    

Please keep passing it on until everyone in our country has read it.    

The government is now referring to our Social Security checks as a "Federal Benefit Payment."   This isn't a benefit.  It is our money paid out of our earned income!  Not only did we all contribute to Social Security but our employers did too.  It totaled 15% of our income before taxes.    

If you averaged $30K per year over your working life, that's close to $180,000 invested in Social Security.    

If you calculate the future value of your monthly investment in social security ($375/month, including both you and your employers contributions) at a meager 1% interest rate compounded monthly, after 40 years of working you'd have more than $1.3+ million dollars saved!    

This is your personal investment.  Upon retirement, if you took out only 3% per year, you'd receive $39,318 per year, or $3,277 per month.    

That's almost three times more than today's average Social Security benefit of $1,230 per month, according to the Social Security Administration. (Google it – it’s a fact).    

And your retirement fund would last more than 33 years (until you're 98 if you retire at age 65)! I can only imagine how much better most average-income people could live in retirement if our government had just invested our money in low-risk interest-earning accounts.    

Instead, the folks in Washington pulled off a bigger "Ponzi scheme" than Bernie Madoff ever did.    

They took our money and used it elsewhere. They forgot (oh yes, they knew) that it was OUR money they were taking.  They didn't have a referendum to ask us if we wanted to lend the money to them.  And they didn't pay interest on the debt they assumed.  And recently they've told us that the money won't support us for very much longer.  (Isn't it funny that they NEVER say this about welfare payments?)    

But is it our fault they misused our investments?  And now, to add insult to injury, they're calling it a "benefit", as if we never worked to earn every penny of it.    

Just because they borrowed the money doesn't mean that our investments were a charity!    

Let's take a stand.  We have earned our right to Social Security and Medicare.  Demand that our legislators bring some sense into our government.    

Find a way to keep Social Security and Medicare going for the sake of that 92% of our population who need it.    

Then call it what it is: Our Earned Retirement Income.       

99% of people won't forward this.  Will you?    

You can bet I WILL!!! 

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