I normally write about events in Chicago history but social security has become too important an issue not to comment. There are people and groups all around America upset at the course that social security is going. I am really pissed covers it. Alan Simpson, the Senator from Wyoming calls senior citizens the Greediest Generation as he compared social security to a milk cow with 310 million teats. I am reprinting one such letter from an angry senior citizen that speaks mountains for a lot of seniors. This is one response from Patty Myers in Montana. She is pissed off too and tells it like it is. This reprint will be slightly edited.
"Hey Alan lets' get a few things straight. As a career politician, you have been on the public dole (tit) for FIFTY YEARS and I have been paying social security for more than 50 years. My social security payments, and those of millions of other Americans, were safely tucked away in an interest bearing account for decades until you political pukes decided to raid the account and give OUR money to a bunch of zero losers in return for votes, thus bankrupting the system and turning the social security into a Ponzi scheme.
I and millions of other Americans have been paying income taxes our entire lives. Why? Because you "incompetent bastards" spent our money so profligately that you were just spending money even after you ran out of money. Now you come to the American taxpayers and say you need more to pay off YOUR debt.
To add insult to injury, you label us "greedy" for calling "bullshit" to your incompetence. Now I have a few questions to you (as most seniors have) 1. How much money have you earned from the American taxpayers during your 50 year political career? 2. At what age did you retire from your political career and how much are you receiving in annual retirement benefits from the American Tax payers? 3) How much do you pay for YOUR government provided health insurance? 4. What cuts in YOUR retirement and healthcare benefits are in your disgusting proposal, or as usual, have you exempted yourself and your political cronies?
It is you, Captain Bullshit, and your political co-conspirators called Congress that are the greedy ones. It is you and your fellow nutcase thieves who have bankrupted America and stolen the American dream from millions of loyal, patriotic taxpayers. And for what? Votes and your job and retirement security at our expense, you lunk-headed leech.
That's right Senator Simpson. You and yours have bankrupted America for the sole purpose of advancing your political careers. You know it, we know it, and you know that we know it. P. S. And stop calling social security benefits "entitlements"!! WHAT AN INSULT!!!!!!!!! People past 65 have been paying into the SS system for their working lives. "It's my money give it back to me" is the way the system was designed so stop patting yourself on the back like you are being generous by doling our these monthly checks!"
Other senior friends of mine would like to comment they have paid social security sixty years and now I am still working (age 80) and pay into it. But only pay; do not receive any more money. And finally for the moment remember you did not increase our benefits for three years. Where did that money go?
Seniors: join us in our battle to preserve our rights. Thank you to Patty Myers of Montana.