Steve, there are so many things I want to talk to you about.
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I ran across this response Chris had made to you where she concluded that she did not know where to start on SS.
As I alluded to in the Introduction to AMASS, the real solution to the SS problem is to study the Good Book, follow the biblical instructions on these subjects, stop struggling against the Beast that only feeds upon the derision, opt out of the Beast's system, and institute our own private society's system according to the Tithe System laid out in the Bible.
If you are not aware of the true beauty of the Tithe System, and its real intended purpose, you should study everything the Bible has to say about the subject.
I am sure you will find it enlightening, and, probably, quite surprising, both in its simplicity, and in the fact that it was never intended as any sort of support for the church, or the clergy.
In fact, Christ lambasted the clergy for their denial of the legitimate requests of support for widows and orphans, so that they would have even more left over in the food storehouses to steal for themselves, at the end of fourth year.
Thanks Steve. It's a common misconception that Social Security is a walk in the park. it isn't. I pay between $5,000. to $7,000 a year for just my medical. On the other hand I have in person seen the abuse of the system which is what truly is what is hurting us. When I worked as a home care nurse I saw persons on SS that were not born here, never worked here and don't even speak English drawing SS. I don't understand how that can be. Then on the other hand we have illegal's working here and paying into the system money they will never draw out. I can make no sense of it at all. All I know is there are people who deserve SS and I hate to think of all the old and disabled living on the streets. There's another catch. All the disabled who never paid in yet draw out your money. Yes, I know the working generation is supporting the older generation and you have a right to be concerned that when your time comes the money you paid in might very well be gone. We certainly need a fix there but I am clueless where to start.
I really appreciated your comment. I try to use common sense as I think it is our only real perspective and the answer to our current political dilemma - but sometimes I get a little ummm...zealous in my opinions, so please forgive me when that happens. I usually come down eventually! lol.