Well, I finally done it - Social Security, it ain't social, and it ain't security.

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Dont be embarrassed about getting SSI like others have said you paid for it there is to many drawing it that didnt pay a penny in towards it but living high on the hog now while drawing every penny they can where us working close have to pay their way. I have been holding of and have another year and 2 months to get full SSI and the only reason im holding off is i figure im making it now but may need every cent i can get in the future if things keep going the way they are now.
My dad was one of the lucky ones i guess he worked 35 years for the same company and drew his retirement and SSI for 37 years.
 

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Due to COVID and my back and my heart and, and, I retired. I was always figuring on getting something to tide us over but that damn Obiden et al. has really screwed up my plans. Last time I saw $4 gas was when I gave up my dream of easy city living to my wife who wanted to go back to my farm house and still commute 75 miles to OKC. Dumbest thing we ever did but it taught her a lesson. As a kid, I was farming 800 acres under tillage and another 1,000 in pasture. My grandma owned all of it except for the 160 we lived on. When my grandmother died she divided all of it to the three daughters my mother being one of them and the only one living on the land and the only farmer in the group. Ten years later, dad retires from farming and leases our ground to my cousin to farm. I tried to tell wifey the logistic would not work but she hated the city and I being a dutiful hubby decided to stay married.

Gasa hit $4 gallon and we are going broke. Especially with my job. I was managing the security department and was verbally promised assistance and bonuses that never materialized even though I fulfilled my part. We moved back to town and had to file for bankruptcy. In going back to OKC we did much better financially and paid off our debts 5 years sooner than the court provided for us.

Now, after another 12 years of technician service and installation work and several almost life threatening injuries and a heart attack, and COVID, I'm soooooo done.

Today, I finally applied for yech, government assistance. I figured it up, after medicare and others take their share, I get to keep a few bucks per month for a soda and maybe a pack of gum.
It's your money, you paid into the system for years to earn it. Take it and don't look back.
 

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Politicians always talk about Social Security running out of money but they won't run out of welfare money or free cell phones-and we as taxpayers worked for years and dutifully contributed to the program and now they say we're running short on money. Didn't LBJ "borrow" from the social Security fund in 1968 to fund Vietnam in 1982? Where there is smoke there is usually a fire-only in this case where there is money count on a politicians getting too close to the fund and maybe taking a little-like 2 trillion dollars.
Social Security is not enough for most people to live on, it is an addition to whatever one has saved or hopefully a retirement check from some company-but thsoe companies that offer retirement are few and far between. And yet, Biden as. senator voted to tax Social Security. How White of him!
 

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Dont be embarrassed about getting SSI like others have said you paid for it there is to many drawing it that didnt pay a penny in towards it but living high on the hog now while drawing every penny they can where us working close have to pay their way. I have been holding of and have another year and 2 months to get full SSI and the only reason im holding off is i figure im making it now but may need every cent i can get in the future if things keep going the way they are now.
My dad was one of the lucky ones i guess he worked 35 years for the same company and drew his retirement and SSI for 37 years.

You know that Social Security benefits and SSI are not the same thing, right?
 

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Politicians always talk about Social Security running out of money but they won't run out of welfare money or free cell phones-and we as taxpayers worked for years and dutifully contributed to the program and now they say we're running short on money. Didn't LBJ "borrow" from the social Security fund in 1968 to fund Vietnam in 1982? Where there is smoke there is usually a fire-only in this case where there is money count on a politicians getting too close to the fund and maybe taking a little-like 2 trillion dollars.
Social Security is not enough for most people to live on, it is an addition to whatever one has saved or hopefully a retirement check from some company-but thsoe companies that offer retirement are few and far between. And yet, Biden as. senator voted to tax Social Security. How White of him!
The Deamoncraps cast the deciding vote on putting the SS money in a general fund so they could "borrow" out of it. At one time it had plenty of money.
 

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The Deamoncraps cast the deciding vote on putting the SS money in a general fund so they could "borrow" out of it. At one time it had plenty of money.
Exactly, but I do believe when it gets close to running out of money, the politicians will find a way to pump more money into it thinking it will buy votes if they do just like they think letting illegal aliens across our border will buy them a vote and continue the agenda to a socialist country that they want.
 

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If it truly is "our money that we paid into" then why not offer a cash out of the amount plus interest or even better yet you get a statement of account balance and you get to decide how much you want to withdraw each month when you reach 65. As well as when you pass away, the un used amount in the account gets passed onto your closest next of kin, IE wife, husband and children.

If it truly was our money.
 

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