And the propaganda begins. It wasn't enough to run a commercial having a Paul Ryan look alike push Grandma off the cliff in a wheelchair, now the liberal faction has invaded Facebook with their lies. Here's what they are having unsuspecting seniors post......
Entitlement my ass. I paid for my Social Security Insurance! Our benefits aren't some kind of charity or handout! Congressional benefits - free health care, outrageous retirement packages, 67 paid holidays, three weeks paid vacation, unlimited paid sick days - now THAT'S welfare. And Congress has the nerve to call my retirement an Entitlement? Re-post if you are sick of their crap, and ashamed of our "leaders
First thing they do is try to make current recipients of this benefit believe they are going to alter the income they are currently receiving. Not true! There isn't a plan out there that alters any current benefits, those are "Grand fathered" in. No one over the age of 55 is affected by any of the plans to save, (note I said save) Social security. Now there has been a bit of income altering for seniors recently, but I've not seen any propaganda to announce any of that. The Social Security crowd didn't get a cost of living increase this year as they have in the past. The current administration has held inflation to nil, and those increases are tied to inflation rates. I think we all noticed the dip in the stock market driven by the debt Washington has accumulated. Where is the outcry for the loss of all those retirement plans that lost 10% of their value in one day because of runaway debt? The seniors took the biggest hit, all those IRA's and 401K's lost value. It was an adjustment in lifestyle forced on the population because Washington fails to address the debt. Would you rather discipline yourself and make the reforms in Social Security that it needs to survive, or have a stock market crash do it for you? You can control the reforms, you can't control how far the stock market falls.
Now they also play on the emotions of the proud seniors by linking Social Security to welfare and food stamps labeling it an entitlement. The liberals are trying to purposely stir up the senior mob by playing on their pride. Let's look at the definition of the word entitlement....
An entitlement is a guarantee of access to benefits based on established rights or by legislation.
Sounds like Social Security to me. They have a right to that money, as they paid into the system; a system created by legislation! Yet the liberals are trying to fire up the seniors by making Social Security look like a handout, which it is not. All done to paint the conservative movement as the demons, because they want to take the steps to conserve the program. Allowing it to run amok as it is will have a disastrous end, no money, no checks. So again, we can discipline ourselves, or allow outside factors to discipline us outside of our control. The choice is yours America, and it begins when you vote.