2004 Election Issue!!
This must be an issue in "2004". Please! Keep it going.
Perhaps we are asking the wrong questions during election years?
Our Senators and Congresswomen do not pay into Social Security and, of
course, they do not collect from it.

You see, Social Security benefits were not suitable for persons of their

rare elevation in society. (Please excuse the sarcasm, when you get to the
numbers below, you may feel the same way.) They felt they should have a
special plan for themselves, so, many years ago they voted in their own
benefit plan. In more recent years, no congress person has felt the need to
change it. After all, it is a great plan. For all practical purposes their
plan works like this: When they retire, they continue to draw the same pay
until they die, except it may increase from time to time for cost of living
For example, former Senator Byrd and Congressman White and their wives may
expect to draw $7,800,000.00 (that's Seven Million, Eight-Hundred Thousand
Dollars), with their wives drawing $275,000.00 during the last years of
their lives.
This is calculated on an average life span for each of those two
Dignitaries. Younger Dignitaries who retire at an early age, will receive
much more during the rest of their lives.
Their cost to them for this excellent plan is $0.00. NADA....ZILCH....
This little perk they voted for themselves is free to them. You and I pick
up the tab for this plan. The funds for this fine retirement plan come
directly from the General Funds;
From our own Social Security Plan, which you and I pay (or have paid)
into,-every payday until we retire (which amount is matched by our
employer) - we can expect to get an average of $1,000 per month after
retirement. Or, in other words, we would have to collect our average of
$1,000 monthly benefits for 68 years and one (1) month to equal Senator Bill
Bradley's benefits! Social Security could be very good if only one small
change were made. That change would be to jerk the Golden Fleece Retirement
Plan from under the Senators and Congressmen. Put them into the Social
Security plan with the rest of us ... then sit back and watch how fast they
would fix it. If enough people receive this, maybe a seed of awareness will
be planted and maybe good changes will evolve.
How many people can YOU send this to?
Keep this going clear up thru the 2004 election!! We need to be heard.