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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

there you go again

those are reagans words he said during one of his campaigns

as a watchdog for social security benefits for all of us
remember most if not all of us pay social security taxes
as i read recently
they should be called
social security premiums

i pay long term premiums each month
so if i need long term care
i can get most of it paid for
its a lot of money over years before i will need it
usually it pays to pay the premiums for the eventual benefits

i pay car insurance premiums to insure my cars
so if they are wrecked i can get the car replaced
or fixed

i use to pay term life insurance premiums for years
as you can tell since i am writing this
i have never had to collect on them
now if you keep life insurance long enough
you will need it or should i say your family will need ti

i paid premiums for years and years for long term disability
i after decades of paying
was able to collect payments after my diagnosis was made
i had a rider that required i be paid if i couldnt do my job
as a practicing family doctor

i look at the social security that i have paid into over the years
as premiums
since my income was over the upper limits of the income taxable
my premiums were more than say someone who was
a dishwasher or cook

the amount i am paid is based on the premiums that i paid in
which was based on my income

i believe they need to increase the premiums on those who make
over the upper limit of $127,200 the upper limit in 2017
since above that the premiums dont increase

several years ago they tried to privatize social security
as i have written before
when you see the word privatize
you are going to lose and someone is going to make a lot lot of money
off you

now enter reagans words
there you go again

now there is a movement to get rid of the social security premiums
we all pay now
so there would be no deductions from your pay check
we all get a rise of 6.25 or so %
be careful of what you wish for
nothing is free when it comes to politicians

so how will the premiums be paid
the plan is to take them out of the general fund

if you are a libertarian
if you are a republican
if you are a democrat
if you are an independent
if you have no label at all

you should be concerned about this potential proposal

the general fund
we know how well that works now
they cant even keep the government funded all the time
our social security premiums and benefits will be at the whelm
of whatever folks are in power

so be prepared
to harass the heck out of your congressperson

this is like having a good insurance policy
the insurance company is allowed to just cancel it out on you
at anytime

dont let them do it

the organicgreen doctor

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