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originally posted by: marsend
a reply to: ANNED
So what you are saying is that some slippery greedy scum stole your money in one way or another, while some other slippery official legislated to protect the thieves and profit in some fashion from the theft of your money. And now after all you have done in this life you get SFA, and nothing but stress and hardship, but hey that's ok. Is it!
originally posted by: beezzer
a reply to: marsend
I know I'm going to be hitting a hornets nest;
Since when was it the role and responsibility for government to secure retirement?
Retirement should be up to the individual.
Since 1975, Social Security's general benefit increases have been based on increases in the cost of living, as measured by the Consumer Price Index. We call such increases Cost-Of-Living Adjustments, or COLAs. We determined a 1.7-percent COLA on October 22, 2014. We will announce the next COLA in October 2015.
originally posted by: ANNED
I have been on a disablity pension for 10 years and will start on SS the first of next year.
I bought a 34 foot RV a few years ago to live in because apartments were so expensive where i live.
I pay only $300 a month for space rent at the RV park.
I am a service connected veteran and get all my medical done at the VA.
I also MAY have a company retirement bu do not know how much as the original company split into two companies and they dumped all the retirement liabilities on one company that then went bankrupt.
The other half of the company was a major oil company that merged with another company after dumping all there liabilities.
originally posted by: neo96
Social Security is a joke.
The average monthly stipend is around $1200 month.
That is below the national poverty line.
If people think once they get to 'retire' think again.
Your still going to have to work.