Infuriating $1 Billion In Social Security Gone — Americans Are Furious!

The American economy in ruin and the government wasted $1 billion on illegal immigrants drawing off of our welfare system.

Liberal America attacked President Trump’s call for a proper border with claims of impossible funding. Yet the Obama administration forked over a billion dollars of taxpayer money to people who aren’t even American citizens. The current stipulations for receiving government assistance allow illegals with anchor babies to collect from social security despite the fact that they don’t HAVE a social security number. While liberals cry poverty, illegals are basically being paid to be here and many offer nothing back in return.

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The Democrats love to bash Trump for wanting to build a wall between the borders of the United States and Mexico, claiming that there isn’t enough money to build the wall. During Obama’s reign, however, the Social Security Administration allowed A BILLION DOLLARS to go to people who didn’t even have a valid social security number.

It’s pretty obvious that the reason Democrats don’t mind all that money going to people with fake social security numbers is because those receiving the money are illegals, their very favorite group of people! The inspector general who performed the audit claims that around $182 million will be given to those without proper identification each year if we don’t fix these policies.

The Democrats were well aware of the system’s shortcomings, but purposely left the issues unresolved. Their reasoning? Their political party actually benefits from illegals accepting payments from the government, making them dependent on government subsidized programs. This ensures voters for the Democratic party.

President Trump is a skilled businessman who understands that if America is to be great again then America needs to get back to taking care of number one. American citizens come first, plain and simple.

 Source: www.westernsentinel.com

Should Trump Raise Social Security Income?

Year after year Americans watch their cost of living go up but their Social Security check stays the same.
Even the recent increase, thanks to President Trump and a booming economy, is not keeping up with the cost of Medicare.

And now a new report shows that Congress is cheating Americans out of proper increases so their payments will never keep up with cost of living.

Democrats claim that Republicans want our seniors eating dog food, but the reality is both parties of Congress are complicit.
They need to start working together to take care of people who have paid into Social Security faithfully over the years.
Should Trump raise Social Security income?

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Social Security benefits set to increase by largest amount in years

An American flag flutters in the wind next to signage for a United States Social Security Administration office in Burbank, California October, 2012. (Reuters / Fred Prouser)
Americans receiving Social Security benefits in 2018 can expect to see the program’s largest payment increase in years, according to the trustees report released Thursday.

In January, recipients will receive a $28 monthly increase in benefits, which, although amounts to just 2.2%, is much larger than the 0.3% increase in benefits recipients collected this year. In 2016 the program offered no payout increase. The average monthly payment for the program’s 61 million beneficiaries is $1,253.

Despite the good news, Social Security and Medicare are still dealing with looming cash shortfalls. OASDI maintains funding levels will run dry by the mid-2030’s, with Medicare Part A projected to be depleted in 2029—one year later than projected in last year’s analysis.

If Congress allows either fund to be depleted, millions of Americans living on fixed incomes would face steep cuts in benefits.

Neither Social Security nor Medicare faces an immediate crisis. But the trustees warn that the longer Congress waits to address the program’s problems, the harder it will be to sustain Social Security and Medicare without significant cuts in benefits, big tax increases or both.

 

 

“Lawmakers should address these financial challenges as soon as possible,” the trustees wrote in their report. “Taking action sooner rather than later will permit consideration of a broader range of solutions and provide more time to phase in changes so that the public has adequate time to prepare.”

Republicans in Washington have long clamored to address the long-term financial problems of Social Security and Medicare, the largest benefit programs run by the federal government. But don’t expect them to do much about it.

Over the years, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., has insisted on overhauling those programs, proposing a voucher-like system for Medicare and calling for partially privatizing Social Security.

Now that Republicans control Congress and the White House, Ryan says he doesn’t want to tackle Social Security. Instead, Republicans and the White House are focused on repealing and replacing former President Barack Obama’s health care law.

President Donald Trump has promised not to cut Social Security or Medicare, though his budget proposal for next year would reduce Social Security’s disability benefits by nearly $70 billion over the next decade. The savings would come from encouraging, and in some cases requiring, people receiving the benefits to re-enter the workforce.

But even if Trump finds the savings, it wouldn’t come close to solving the program’s long-term financial problems.

Social Security is independently funded by payroll taxes, so it is not subject to annual spending bills approved by Congress. AARP hopes it stays that way.

“Social Security should remain separate from the budget. Medicare can improve if we reduce the overall cost of health care, rather than impose an age tax, and if we lower prescription costs, instead of giving tax breaks to drug and insurance companies,” said AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins.

Over the past decade, Social Security and Medicare made up about 40 percent of federal spending, excluding interest on the debt — and that share is projected to grow in the future, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

Fifty years ago, the two programs accounted for 16 percent of federal spending
The programs are expanding in part because the U.S. is growing older.
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In 1960, there were 5.1 workers for each person getting Social Security benefits. Today, there are about 2.8 workers for each beneficiary. That ratio will drop to 2.1 workers by 2040, according to the CBO.

The trustees who oversee Social Security and Medicare are Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta and acting Social Security Commissioner Nancy Berryhill.

Source: www.conservative-club.com

Should Trump Raise Social Security Income?

Year after year Americans watch their cost of living go up but their Social Security check stays the same.
Even the recent increase, thanks to President Trump and a booming economy, is not keeping up with the cost of Medicare

And now a new report shows that Congress is cheating Americans out of proper increases so their payments will never keep up with cost of living.
Democrats claim that Republicans want our seniors eating dog food, but the reality is both parties of Congress are complicit.
They need to start working together to take care of people who have paid into Social Security faithfully over the years.
Should Trump raise Social Security income?

To Vote, Comment YES Or NO with your thoughts!
Visit Website, LIKE Us On Facebook at The Times Of America For Latest News and Stories or join our Group
Please Help Our Independent Journalism By Sharing This Story!
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Social Security benefits set to increase by largest amount in years

An American flag flutters in the wind next to signage for a United States Social Security Administration office in Burbank, California October, 2012. (Reuters / Fred Prouser)
Americans receiving Social Security benefits in 2018 can expect to see the program’s largest payment increase in years, according to the trustees report released Thursday.

In January, recipients will receive a $28 monthly increase in benefits, which, although amounts to just 2.2%, is much larger than the 0.3% increase in benefits recipients collected this year. In 2016 the program offered no payout increase. The average monthly payment for the program’s 61 million beneficiaries is $1,253.

Despite the good news, Social Security and Medicare are still dealing with looming cash shortfalls. OASDI maintains funding levels will run dry by the mid-2030’s, with Medicare Part A projected to be depleted in 2029—one year later than projected in last year’s analysis.
If Congress allows either fund to be depleted, millions of Americans living on fixed incomes would face steep cuts in benefits.

Neither Social Security nor Medicare faces an immediate crisis. But the trustees warn that the longer Congress waits to address the program’s problems, the harder it will be to sustain Social Security and Medicare without significant cuts in benefits, big tax increases or both.

“Lawmakers should address these financial challenges as soon as possible,” the trustees wrote in their report. “Taking action sooner rather than later will permit consideration of a broader range of solutions and provide more time to phase in changes so that the public has adequate time to prepare.”

Republicans in Washington have long clamored to address the long-term financial problems of Social Security and Medicare, the largest benefit programs run by the federal government. But don’t expect them to do much about it.
Over the years, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., has insisted on overhauling those programs, proposing a voucher-like system for Medicare and calling for partially privatizing Social Security.

Now that Republicans control Congress and the White House, Ryan says he doesn’t want to tackle Social Security. Instead, Republicans and the White House are focused on repealing and replacing former President Barack Obama’s health care law.

President Donald Trump has promised not to cut Social Security or Medicare, though his budget proposal for next year would reduce Social Security’s disability benefits by nearly $70 billion over the next decade. The savings would come from encouraging, and in some cases requiring, people receiving the benefits to re-enter the workforce.
But even if Trump finds the savings, it wouldn’t come close to solving the program’s long-term financial problems.

Social Security is independently funded by payroll taxes, so it is not subject to annual spending bills approved by Congress. AARP hopes it stays that way.
“Social Security should remain separate from the budget. Medicare can improve if we reduce the overall cost of health care, rather than impose an age tax, and if we lower prescription costs, instead of giving tax breaks to drug and insurance companies,” said AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins.

Over the past decade, Social Security and Medicare made up about 40 percent of federal spending, excluding interest on the debt — and that share is projected to grow in the future, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.
Fifty years ago, the two programs accounted for 16 percent of federal spending
The programs are expanding in part because the U.S. is growing older.
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In 1960, there were 5.1 workers for each person getting Social Security benefits. Today, there are about 2.8 workers for each beneficiary. That ratio will drop to 2.1 workers by 2040, according to the CBO.

The trustees who oversee Social Security and Medicare are Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta and acting Social Security Commissioner Nancy Berryhill.

Source:flashnewsusa.org,www.usainfopolitic.com

Social Security Scandal Discovered, Scammer Indicted For Fleecing Taxpayers

We sometimes find those who are willing to “eliminate the middleman” in order to get government financial assistance.

Another term for this would be social security fraud.

And given the size of the US welfare state, it would be a shock if we didn’t find creative individuals seeking direct access to money for which they did not qualify.

The fraudsters’ creativity can be impressive. In any case, it’s the US taxpayer who winds up funding this theft. And that is wrong.

A New York woman put together a website to sell stolen Social Security numbers to people who would prefer not to use their own SSNs when applying for loans. This “service” enabled those with lousy credit scores to get loans for which they would not otherwise have qualified. However, it’s all over now as she has pleaded guilty to criminal charges and faces up to 30 years in prison.

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“Kristin M. Kitchen, also known as Kristin M. Vargas, 33, admitted to owning and operating a website in 2013 and 2014 through which she sold stolen Social Security numbers, authorities said.

“Kitchen advertised the stolen numbers as ‘credit profile numbers’ and encouraged customers to use them in place of their own Social Security numbers on credit and loan applications to avoid their own negative credit histories, authorities said. Kitchen also admitted to using one of the stolen numbers herself on applications for a loan in 2014, authorities said.

“Kitchen faces up to 30 years in prison, up to 5 years of post-imprisonment supervised release and a maximum $250,000 fine when she is sentenced on May 14.”

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It seems like a foolish way to commit a crime. Setting up a website to sell stolen Social Security numbers is obviously a very public act. It has to be to attract customers.

And while some might have been fooled by her calling these SSNs she was selling “credit profile numbers,” there are those who will quickly figure out what’s going on.

So her apprehension for this crime was just a matter of time. Hence our opinion that this was a pretty stupid way to run a scam operation. Not that we have any experience in such matters. It’s just that working to publicize your crimes on the internet sounds like a plan that was not very well thought through.

Now if all financial criminals made as big of a mess of things as this woman, law enforcement’s job would be much easier. And financial crime would drop precipitously.

Unfortunately, Ms. Kitchen is likely to be more the exception than the rule.

Source: Saratogian News,  patriotjournal.org

Social Security Announces 2018 Changes, Millions Over 60 Affected

During the 2016 Election, Donald Trump promised not to touch Social Security. He vowed to reduce the burden of government. But he said that Social Security and a few other benefits, would not be harmed.

The fact remains, though, that Social Security is a bomb waiting to go off. For decades the government refused to reform it. They robbed Peter to pay Paul. Meaning that over time, there won’t be enough cash to pay the already low benefits.

With the landmark tax cuts passing this year, Social Security needs even greater reform. And that’s just what’s happening. Significant changes are being made to the program. But will it be enough? And do these changes hurt the many Americans who rely on the program?

From The Motley Fool:

For 2018, the basic structure of Social Security is the same in terms of how workers are taxed and how benefits are calculated and paid. However, there are a few notable changes to be aware of, such as the gradually increasing full retirement age and several thresholds and other Social Security figures that adjust over time with inflation…

The full or normal retirement age for Social Security benefits has been 66 years of age for some time now, but is set to gradually increase to 67 for Americans born after 1954…

Americans who will turn 62 in 2018 (born in 1956) have a full retirement age of 66 years and four months, and those who will turn 63 in 2018 have a full retirement age of 66 years and two months…

The Social Security Administration announced a 2% cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, for beneficiaries, starting with the December 2017 payment…

In 2018, the maximum taxable earnings amount is rising by $1,500 to $128,700, meaning that high-income individuals will end up paying more in Social Security tax than they did in 2017.

As more Baby Boomers retire, SS becomes a greater burden. Contrary to what people believe, you didn’t “pay into it” over your working life. That money went to Social Security beneficiaries at the time. People who retire today do so off the backs of young people who are only entering the workforce.

The burden of Social Security will be felt on our children and grandchildren. Taxing can get so bad, that few will be able to earn a living. Plus, there just won’t be enough money to support everyone on Social Security. So changes have to be made, whether people like it or not.

Do these current changes go far enough? The government is pushing back the age to collect. Plus, it is requiring more people pay into the program. Perhaps that will help ease the burden of this huge program. Perhaps not.

We will have to wait and see. Significant changes—like pushing the retirement age to 70 or raising the cap to $200,000—might be needed in the near future. They might, in the end, be unavoidable.

Source: The Motley Fool, patriotjournal.org

Look How Social Security Is Shortchanging Seniors – Corruption Is Shaking Washington

Social Security has been a shocking discovery this few mounts. Despite President’s promises, seniors aren’t getting everything they’ve been promised.

It is a huge topic among Americans, as people paid into it with their taxes for decades.

Recently it’s been discovered that the Social Security office itself, uses creative accounting to short change every S.S. recipient in America.

Apparently the Social Security office is calculating your Cost of Living Allowance using some slighted math. They aren’t properly accounting for inflation and are only looking at certain months out of the year. This seems to be a scheme, in order to lower the amount of money they are providing to recipients.

Everything is skimped on, from tax returns, FEMA, Medicare, and Social Security.

…The formula used to determine the Social Security COLA lags behind official inflation numbers…

The COLA is based on the little-followed Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) instead of the ‘headline’ inflation number you read about each month…

…In years where there is deflation instead of inflation, the COLA is set to 0.0% and the formula skips that year in determining the next year’s COLA. We have had two deflationary years in the last 10 years (2009 and 2015), but this ‘skipping’ mechanism has resulted in three years of 0.0% COLAs…

Says Seeking Alpha.

The payouts the American seniors are receiving are much lower than the real cost of living in America and it`s not going to go over well for most Americans.

The main question we are left with is what the solution for this problem is.

Source: http://patriotjournal.com/social-security-shorting-seniors/onservativeflag.com

Look What Obama Gave Illegals Out Of Your Social Security? Taxpayers Demand ‘End It Now’

We always knew the left was trying to help illegals over American citizens. Now we have the proof.

It’s hard to understand why democrats want to bend over backwards to help illegal aliens. These people broke the law, do not pay into the system, and abuse government-funded programs. Yet the left supports them over citizens and immigrants who came here the right way.

Despite all our protesting, the Obama administration made it easier for illegals to enter and stay in America. Plus, he did something that we are only now learning about. Something that cost Americans $1 billion.

From Yes I’m Right:

Obama had apparently cheated the American public out of $1 billion in social security funds by awarding money to those WITHOUT social security numbers…

The Social Security Administration paid $1 billion in benefits to individuals who did not have a Social Security Number (SSN), according to a new audit.

The agency’s inspector general found errors in the government’s documentation for representative payees, otherwise known as individuals who receive retirement or disability payments on behalf of another person who is incapable of managing the benefits themselves.

Over the last decade, the agency paid $1 billion to 22,426 representative payees who “did not have an SSN, and SSA had not followed its policy to retain the paper application.”

So yeah. People without Social Security numbers means they are not citizens. Most likely illegal aliens. Yet they were able to find a loophole in the system by taking money from recipients who couldn’t go through the process themselves.

That’s two despicable things in one. One, they’re cheating the government out of cash. And two, they’re taking advantage of elderly people who cannot take care of themselves.

For this to happen on a small scale is understandable. It would be difficult for the SSA to track down a few cheats, here and there. For it to have cost the government $1 billion, it means a wide effort. Illegals couldn’t have done that on their own.

My guess is they were coached in how to do it, with the help of the SSA itself.

That would fit in with Obama’s goal of protecting illegals.

Now that we know about this, we have to demand: what’s going to be done about it?

Source: Yes I’m Right, patriotjournal.com

Should Illegal Immigrants Receive Social Security?

Vote below! Let your voice be heard America!

We all know that while Barack Obama was president he would have given illegal immigrants any and everything for free if he could have. Not only did he stop the deportation of millions of illegals, he made policies that pandered to them.

The video below is the perfect example of how he was willing to sacrifice the good of American Citizens for people who broke our laws and remain in our country illegally.

Vote below! Let your voice be heard America!

Source:myrightamerica.com