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The Vent is the place to sound off. Tell us what you really think and vote on vents from others.

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“Some people are just too selfish to live.” Wow that’s pretty harsh & considering how many selfish people are in the world there would be few left if they weren’t allowed to live & I think that would include you too.

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It is quite hard to abuse the Social Security program unless you are talking about the U.S. Congress.
Don’t confuse SS with Disability or Medicaid. And since illegals are paid under the table, they never pay into SS and don’t collect it.
More SS is abused when people die who are collecting SS and a relative doesn’t stop payments. But most funeral homes report the deaths to the SS office and that is minimal.

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My God, people are being shot in the head nationwide in US cities. What do we need now–an Oscar Schindler to come in an and save us? Clockwork Orange—it’s HERE. .

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One good aspect of the new Vent- There are some very good thoughts and ideas given to help this country, but they will never be asked by TV people in any of the debates.

I want debates with the Middle Class asking the questions and they don’t get to wiggle out of the answer.

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NO ONE is faulting those that are truly in need & social security helps them, it’s those that abuse the system that anger the rest of us & by the way those that abuse it also take from you.

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If you had any sense you would have known that the “Mission Accomplished” banner on the ship wasn’t for Bush it was there for the crew that had just completed a mission & it was still up when Bush did his speech but had nothing to do with Bush’s speech. But I guess the truth doesn’t matter when you’re trying to push your own agenda.

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Your problem with having people who make over $118k continue paying into SS is: THEY’RE THE PEOPLE WHO OWN CONGRESS and will get THEIR Congressman to vote against it.

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I was a dependent child after my Father died. I guess I abused the system by racking up $13 a month until age eighteen, then I got a great job paying $123 a month when i enlisted in the Air Force. Both the IRS and Social Security then taxed me fully on that windfall!

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The average monthly surviving student benefit from Social Security in 1965 was almost $70. Considering college tuition for a state school back then was a few hundred dollars a year, that was good money.

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I was a dependent child after my Father died. I guess I abused the system by racking up $13 a month until age eighteen, then I got a great job paying $123 a month by enlisting in the Air Force. Both the IRS and Social Security then taxed me fully on that windfall!

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For 2015 after earning an income of $118,500 no Social Security taxes are paid. Until then the employee and employer (if not self-employed) pay 6.2%.

I wholeheartedly agree- Continue to deduct the 6.2% no matter how much is earned. Who better to pay than the wealthy? That 6.2% hurts the lower earners more than those individuals above $118,500.

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Then: Letting the Reds die fighting Hitler in Berlin.
Now: ISIS and Iran killing each other in Iraq. Works for me. Think of it as the “thinning of the herd”.