Social Security?  
Want to see your representative do the "Washington-two-step". 
Ask this question!  
Who died before they collected Social Security?  
* Keep passing this around until every one has had the opportunity to read it!*  
*__This is something to think about!__*  
*The only thing wrong with the government's calculation of available Social Security is they forgot to figure in the people who die before they ever collected a *SocialSecurity Check*.  *Where did that money go.?* 
*Also. where did your employer's contribution go?* 
Remember, not only did you and I contribute to Social Security but your employer did, too. It totaled 15% of your income before taxes.If you averaged only $30K over your working life, that's close to *$220,500*.  
Read that again.  
Did you see where the Government paid in one single penny?  
We are talking about the money you and your employer put in a Government bank to insure you and me that we would have a retirement check from the money we put in, not the Government.  
Now they are calling the money we put in an entitlement when we reach the age to take it back.  
If you calculate the future invested value of $4,500 per year (yours & your employer's contribution) at a simple 5% interest (less than what theGovernment pays on the money that it borrows).  
After 49 years of working you'd have *$892,919.98*.  
If you took out only 3% per year, you'd receive $26,787.60 per year and it would last better than 30 years (until you're 95 if you retire at age 65)and that's with no interest paid on that final amount on deposit!  
If you bought an annuity and it paid 4% per year, you'd have a lifetime income of $2,976.40 per month.  
*The folks in Washington pulled off a bigger Ponzi Scheme *than Bernie Madoff ever did!*  
Entitlement my foot; I paid cash for my social security insurance!  
Just because they borrowed the money for other government spending, doesn't make my benefits some kind of charity or handout!!  
Remember the benefits for members of Congress?  
+ free healthcare, 
+ outrageous retirement packages, 
+ 67 paid holidays, 
+ three weeks paid vacation, 
+ unlimited paid sick days.  
Now that's welfare, and they have the nerve to call my social security retirement payments entitlements?  
They call Social Security and Medicare an entitlement even though most of us have been paying for it all our working lives, and now, when it's time for us to collect, the government is running out of money.  
Why did the government borrow from it in the first place? It was supposed to be in a locked box, not part of the general fund.  
Your Brother in Christ  
Phil Larsen
"Irish Diplomacy"  
One thing about lads from Ireland is that their hearts and humour are always in the right place! Jimmy Murphy, a City Councillor from Dublin, was asked on a local live radio talk show, just what he thought about the allegations of torture of suspected terrorists. His reply prompted his ejection from the studio, but to thunderous applause from the audience.  
His Statement: 'If hooking up one fookin’ rag-head terrorist's testicles to a car battery gets the truth out of the lying little camel shagger to save just one Irish soldier’s life, then I have only three things to say; Red is positive, Black is negative and make sure his noots are wet.’  
A woman takes her 16-year-old daughter to the doctor. The doctor says, "Okay, Mrs. Jones, what's the problem?"  
The mother says, "It's my daughter Darla. She keeps getting these cravings; she's putting on weight, and is sick most mornings." 
The doctor gives Darla a good examination, then turns to the mother and says, "Well, I don't know how to tell you this, but your Darla is pregnant-- about 4 months, would be my guess."  
The mother says, "Pregnant? She can't be, she has never ever been left alone with a man! Have you, Darla?"  
Darla says, "No mother! I've never even kissed a man!"  
The doctor walked over to the window and just stares out it. About five minutes pass and finally the mother says, "Is there something wrong out there doctor?"  
The doctor replies, "No, not really, it's just that the last time anything like this happened, a star appeared in the east and three wise men came over the hill. I'll be darned if I'm going to miss it this time!"
The truly rich are those who enjoy what they have.  
To be one's self, and unafraid whether right or wrong, is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to conformity. 
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone; you are the one who gets burned.   
Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you. 
Be Happy !
May God bestow upon us all  
His Love and His Blessings.
Dear God, 
We ask you to protect our country from 
those who seek to destroy it.  
To protect all of its people from the 
graft and corruption that goes on within 
our Government and to keep us safe from 
the terrorists who have now come across 
our borders and live amongst us. 
Please God stand by our Country,  and please God keep Donald Trump safe.   
We the people and our country need him.  
We pray in Jesus name.  
"Somewhere My Love" 
Andy Williams 
Ev & Els 
See you soon. Take Care. 
Ciao now.