There are a lot of politicians that feel that if you are on Social Security, it is the same as being on welfare, which is totally wrong. The politicians that know this and state that fact should be impeached because they are twisting words around for their benefits and not the benefit of the SS recipients. The social security recipients have paid for social security all of their lives. Slowly but for sure believing that they would have some kind of income in their Golden Years.
There are several issues that need to be addressed. The main issues are:
#1. No TAXING Social Security checks. Our government is and has been collecting interest off of the money.
#2. At anytime or for any reason a person can not have their MONTHLY CHECK WITHHELD for going to jail, prison or for repaying the amount of money made over the yearly limit.
#3. We need a law that clearly states, Congress cannot put our Social Security in to stocks or any unsecured project. Due to at one time members of Congress wanted to put SSI in to stocks. FOR EXAMPLE, if we do not make it a law, one of these days somebody will do something like, add it to a bill and put it in to stocks. Then we are going to wake up on a black Friday and there will not be any Social Security.
Remember, we have politicians thinking that it is welfare, when in reality, it is not.The honest hard working citizens paid out of every pay check into Social Security. They worked all their life for a little something to have in retirement (THEIR PENSION). There are enough people working and coming into our work force to keep our social security strong - if it is managed right. WE CAN NOT LET THEM PLAY WITH THE RETIREMENT THAT WE HAVE COMING TO US.
Social Security is a good plan for the people because it gives them financial aid when their too old to work. It is dying out and our next generation will be very lucky to have social security when they get old. This is due to the money being put in to the national general fund and the elite politicians seeing it as welfare, which it is not. I feel the solution to this is all jobs within the nation that are paying taxes should also pay into social security automatically. This way all of the people, who work so hard in their life will have some kind of income when they retire. And with all of the companies paying into social security, the funds will be refurbished.