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Social Security--Important History
Received in e-mail April 19, 2004
The Truth About Social Security

We're all supposed to know this, but don't really pay attention --

Since many of us have paid into FICA for years and are now receiving a Social Security check every month -- and 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 items.

Q: Which party took Social Security from an independent fund and put it in the general fund so that Congress could spend it?
     A: It was Lyndon Johnson and the Democratic-controlled House and Senate.

Q: Which party put a tax on Social Security?
     A: The Democratic party.

Q: Which party increased the tax on Social Security?
     A: The Democratic Party with Al Gore casting the deciding vote.

Q: Which party decided to give money to immigrants?
     A: The Democratic Party gave that to immigrants although they never paid a dime into it. That's right, immigrants move into this country and at 65 get SSI Social Security.

The Sad Part

Then, after doing all this, the Democrats turn around and tell you the Republicans want to take your Social Security

And the worst part about it is, people believe it!