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Oddly enough, they label Social Security an entitlement - which is correct - IF YOU'VE PAID INTO THE FUND YOU ARE ENTITLED TO RECEIVE FROM IT - easy enough to understand. What I don't understand, is why they label all these other government giveaways as "entitlements" - as if you're entitled to receive freebies from the Feds for simply existing. One would think that in labeling SS an "entitlement", along with all these other programs, they're simply trying to muddy the waters.
So sorry but I do not include SSA in this discussion and never meant to imply that I was talking about that. All that I am really talking about are those things that they hand out to people who are getting money because they are not working. Unemployment is in a sense paid for because of the labor of the individual but most is paid by the employer. I do not think that I ever mentioned SS although the Dem's like to include them when it comes to govt entitlements. I think that is why they fight so hard when there is any suggestion that an individual should be able to manage the money that they send into the fund. I honestly think that if all the money that I contributed as well as what the employer contributed were managed well my retirement would be far better than it would on SS alone. Sorry to get you so worked up to write such a long reply but I never ever thought that someone would think that I consider SS a hand out.
Sorry to disappoint you but, according to the SCOTUS, you are not "entitled" to one red cent of the money you paid into the Social Security ponzi scheme.From the Social Security Administrations website...http://www.ssa.gov/history/nestor.htmlFlemming v. NestorMr. Nestor's benefits were terminated. He appealed the termination arguing, among other claims, that promised Social Security benefits were a contract and that Congress could not renege on that contract. In its ruling, the Court rejected this argument and established the principle that entitlement to Social Security benefits is not contractual right.
So I am not entitled to any money the government rakes from me?
Well, you still don't get my drift. I didn't mean for you to take SS as a hand out. The government is now classifying it as a handout and I'm surprised you haven't known that. Why would we be treated any differently by the government in regards to say a welfare recipient? Do you think that there should be a different set of rules for each group? Brother, wouldn't that raise a stink amongst some of our people? I can just hear jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton already. Some of your thoughts were ok by me but you have to include ALL entitlements.edited by taxed -- fixed broken quoting