>This is a meaningless email and has little chance of changing any
>proposals it makes without you writing your Representatives.
>http://www.congress.org/congressorg/home/ Have a good Day ,
>IT DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU ARE REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT!
>KEEP IT GOING!!!!
>2008 Election Issue!!
>GET A BILL STARTED TO PLACE ALL POLITICIANS ON SOC. SEC.
>This must be an issue in "2008 ". Please! Keep it going.
>(This is worth reading. It is short and to the point)
>Perhaps we are asking the wrong questions during election years.
>Our Senators and Congresswomen do not pay into Social Security and, of
>course, they do not collect from it.
>You see, Social Security benefits were not suitable for persons of their
>rare elevation in society. They felt they should have a special plan
>for themselves. So, many years ago they voted in their
> own benefit plan .
>In more recent years, no congressperson has felt the need to change it.
>After all, it is a great plan.
>For all practical purposes their plan works like this:
>When they retire, they continue to draw the same pay until they die.
>Except it may increase from time to time for cost of living adjustments..
>This is calculated on an average life span for each of those two
>Dignitaries For example, Senator Byrd and Congressman White and their
>wives may expect to draw $7,800,000.00 (that's Seven Million,
>Eight-Hundred Thousand Dollars), with their wives drawing $275,000.00
>during the last years of their lives.
>Younger Dignitaries who retire at an early age, will receive much more
>during the rest of their lives.
>Their cost for this excellent plan is $0.00. NADA....ZILCH...
>This little perk they voted for themselves is free to them. You and I
>pick up the tab for this plan. The funds for this fine retirement plan
>come directly from the General Funds;
>"OUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK"!
>From our own Social Security Plan, which you and I pay (or have paid)
>into,-every payday until we retire (which amount is matched by our
>employer)-we can expect to get an average of $1,000 per month after
>Or, in other words, we would have to collect our average of $1,000
>monthly benefits for 68 years and one (1) month to equal Senator Bill
>Social Security could be very good if only one small change were made.
>That change would be to:
>Jerk the Golden Fleece Retirement Plan from under the Senators and
>Congressmen. Put them into the Social Security plan with the rest of us .
>then sit back.....
>and watch how fast they would fix it.
>If enough people receive this, maybe a seed of awareness will be planted
>and maybe good changes will evolve.
>How many people can YOU send this to? Better yet.....
>How many people WILL you send this to??