Lets’ start with the first l Trillion Dollars they took and see just what it really cost all of US, $1,000,000,000,000 x 3% = $35,000,000,000 x 12= $420,000,000,000 x 45yrs. = $18,900,000,000,000 which is just the tip of the Iceberg.
This is the amount of money our elected officials have stolen from Social Security over the last 45yrs., ever since the Trust Fund was Broken into under the Johnson Administration in 1966, with the help of Congress to pay for Social Programs then and has been used ever since by both Democrats and Republicans as well.
They continue up to this day to Vote for Out of Balance Budgets, they also now call Social Security an Entitlement, along with other Social Programs they’ve developed over the years. These are paid for out of the Monies paid into the Social Security Program, paid for by All Working Americans for Retirement, or so we’re told.
The Social Security Program as they keep telling us is on the road to Bankruptcy, not because of not being Funded by all of US. Its’ going Broke, only because of these elected officials continue to Fund these Entitlement Programs, which they pay for out of the Social Security Funds we pay in.
I know as do most of you that Republicans continue to tell us that they’re Fiscal Conservatives, and won’t even support Earmarks/Pork as is a Boast of Two of Our Elected Officials in DC., I find this to be untrue when they continue to Vote for Budgets that aren’t balanced, Using Social Security Funds to pay the Bill.
One more thing to consider and Earmark is in reality nothing more than Designating Monies to Projects back to your Home State, such as a Hwy. or Road Improvement, paid for out of the Gas Taxes we already sent to DC and if not used then goes to the Executive Branch, which then uses the monies to make deals with the Congress to get legislation passed if any elected official wants to access it.
I for one have a hard time with both the statement of not voting for earmarks and then robbing the Social Security Fund to pay for all the Pork of Social Programs, if we did this or a broker did this we’d all be in jail, remember Bernie Madoff.
I realize what they’re doing is Legal because they made it so by passing the Legislation, the real question should be is it Moral. I haven’t seen any of them step up with legislation to Protect it in the last few years, or did I miss it? This is indeed Pork Barrel Spending at its’ worse, this needs to be stopped now and there’s a way to do just that it’s called RENO, which means Re Elect No One, and I’ll add to that by saying PNO or Promote No One as well.
We also need to point out that the Social Security System is approximately $6 Trillion in the Hole, but no worry we have IOU’s from our Government, they insist they’re good.