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28 January 2010 at 2:25:05 PM
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Stop the Social Security Double Tax
 
and Legislative Double Talk
 
by Peter Stern
 
 
It's an old story, one that doesn't have a happy ending for those living on fixed Social Security income.
 
During our entire lives we all pay a Social Security Tax on our wages.  It's taken from every pay check we earn.
 
When the time arrives to collect Social Security benefits, either when we become physically disabled or past 65 years of age, our government forces us to pay taxes again on the taxes we already paid.
 
Consequently, we continue to pay a 2nd or double tax on our Social Security benefits.  Why?
 
When confronted, Legislators in Washington merely nod their heads and do nothing to change it.  Most already know about the "double tax", but they permit the process to continue.
 
Especially during our nation's difficult economic struggle and also since we were notified that there will be no cost of living adjustment (COLA) during Year 2010 to Social Security benefits, the federal government should stop taxing them.  Americans need their FULL Social Security benefits without oppressive taxation.
 
Stop the double tax on Social Security benefits!
 
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1 - humanbeing   28 Jan 2010 @ 9:14:41 PM 

Just one more example of how Congress is out of touch with humanity.


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2 - pstern   29 Jan 2010 @ 7:42:25 PM 

Obama tells us to believe in him and the administration's effort to create jobs.

Correct me if I am wrong; however, I did NOT hear the specific jobs the government plans to create or how they will do so.  Just more "smoke and mirrors" for the American people.

I am tired of career politicians selling us cures for our ills but failing to follow through on vague promises.


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3 - humanbeing   29 Jan 2010 @ 8:09:25 PM 

How is one person, even a President, supposed to cure all these ills? How much does our President have to work with? Not much.


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4 - pstern   29 Jan 2010 @ 10:39:41 PM 

His priority for a long time has been health care.  It should have been jobs.  People need jobs to afford health care.  Health care is a long fight and it destroys presidents.  It destroyed the Clintons also.  People need jobs.

Yes, a president can't do it all by himself; however, he can apply pressure to get what he wants.  But the 2-Party system has destroyed the U.S. we once loved.  American citizens are 2nd citizens these days.  We are NOT a priority to Washington and career politicians.


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5 - humanbeing   30 Jan 2010 @ 9:04:37 AM 

Maybe so, pstern, but Obama believes (and so do I) that reforming Health Insurance is an economic necessity for getting out of this ditch we're in. Unfortunately, the public option got ditched and this would have greatly improved many Americans reality. I think having to depend on an employer for health insurance is ridiculous and disastrous for those unemployed. I do wish the President had fought harder for the public option.


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6 - pstern   31 Jan 2010 @ 10:53:06 AM 

Reforming health care will not do anything to get us out of the "ditch" you speak of.  While Americans need to be covered, the most primary issue is to get citizens jobs and to quit outsourcing everything to other nations.

We need jobs!  That should have been the primary objective and that's what Obama promised.  So did other legislators.  All have failed to do so and thus have failed the nation.


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