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To: iowamark

I get an Army retirement check, for which I served 29 years. I get a SS check for which I worked for 50 years. No entitlement there...I earned those!


10 posted on 10/05/2011 8:29:21 PM PDT by LiteKeeper ("Who is John Galt?")
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To: LiteKeeper

Agreed!


13 posted on 10/05/2011 8:32:38 PM PDT by matthew fuller (Compromise on the Holocaust would have killed three million Jews.)
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To: LiteKeeper

And you also paid for medicare, at gunpoint! (It was in your “Social Security”).


15 posted on 10/05/2011 8:35:00 PM PDT by matthew fuller (Compromise on the Holocaust would have killed three million Jews.)
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To: LiteKeeper

That’s the problem with this article. Your earned payments are shown as “government benefits,” same as food stamps or AFDC or student loans or unemployment.

What’s the graph look like if you taken out VA payments? Social Security? Medicare? It’s a different picture.

All this chart does is show that there are a lot of Americans who depend on money that comes from the government. It doesn’t say anything about why they are receiving it.


16 posted on 10/05/2011 8:35:43 PM PDT by worst-case scenario (Striving to reach the light)
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To: LiteKeeper

If you receive a multiple of what you paid into social security in your life, it is an entitlement.


20 posted on 10/05/2011 8:39:05 PM PDT by spyone (ridiculum)
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To: LiteKeeper
Thank you for your service. Read you bio and we have much in common, other than the Chaplin's duties. I too was FA 02 in RVN. And at one point in my Army service I attended the West Point Prep at Ft. Belvoir, VA. Didn't get to WP but went the OCS route at Ft. Sill.

I too don't like it when folks who have earned their benefits by work and service get somehow lumped into those that simply live off the system.

23 posted on 10/05/2011 8:50:01 PM PDT by ImpBill ("America ... where are you now?" signed, a little "r" republican!)
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To: LiteKeeper

The article makes no mention of military or other government pensions. I don’t know if she counts those. It is interesting that many see old age programs Medicare and SSA as a good but see means tested programs as negative.

Of course, the result is that the popular old age programs Medicare and SSA get expanded and, combined with rising life expectancy and low birth rates, they are going bankrupt.


24 posted on 10/05/2011 8:52:39 PM PDT by iowamark (Rick Perry says I'm heartless.)
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To: LiteKeeper
well we deserve SOMETHING SOMEDAY after the both of us working combined almost 80yrs!...and some of it in the military, which doesn't pay a thing until the hubby gets to age 60....

but that's just the entitlement side talking....

27 posted on 10/05/2011 8:54:27 PM PDT by cherry
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To: LiteKeeper

If you receive a multiple of what you paid into social security in your life, it is an entitlement.


28 posted on 10/05/2011 8:59:10 PM PDT by spyone (ridiculum)
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To: LiteKeeper

...”I get an Army retirement check, for which I served 29 years. I get a SS check for which I worked for 50 years. No entitlement there...I earned those!”...

And while way too many people are on the welfare roles, people like you should not be counted as being on the government dole because you did earn your checks.


39 posted on 10/06/2011 2:19:40 AM PDT by jazzlite (esat)
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To: LiteKeeper

Same here, I earned both my military retirement and VA disability. Does these figures include us?


41 posted on 10/06/2011 7:17:13 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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