Elderly Dying From Corona Virus - Scotland Doctor says 'Good!'
About Social Security - Understanding the way it's funded
3-20-20, Social Security was created on August 14, 1935 under Dem Pres Franklin Roosevelt and has been controversial since its beginning. Cato Institute compared it to Otto vonBismarck’s welfare state in Germany, calling it a “Ponzi scheme, with new contributions used to pay earlier ‘investors.'” In 1937, 53,236 beneficiaries received benefits of $1.3 million, while in 2012 56,758,185 retired workers, dependent family members and survivors did. Social Security is funded by workers and their employers from their wage tax; today contributing 7.65% from their paychecks to FICA - EMPLOYERS MATCH IT. The percentage has risen steadily from beginning ...
Whoopee Seniors get an average $39 cost of living increase in Social Security first in Seven Years!
8-4-19, MarketWatch -- You might have heard that Social Security checks are going up 2.8%, the biggest rise in seven years. That translates into an average benefit of $1,461 a month, up $39. If you’re an average, single middle income earner and retire at age 62 you’ll get $17,532 from Social Security next year. The government has warned that it'll slash Social Security by 21% come year 2034... Many of today's taxpayers object or resent old folks receiving any money as they misunderstand the source of it - NO TAX PAYER FUNDS ARE INVOLVED ... they too, one day will be receiving the 'benefit' from their contributions to FICA ...
In 1937 the percentage of the FICA tax was just 1% of the first $3,000 earned ... today in 2020 it's 7.65% of $137,700. It's risen for inflation; but the benefit to recipients rarely rises. Sickening!
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Scottland: Ex-government health official says coronavirus would be useful to remove elderly ...
3-6-20, Scottishsun.co.uk -- Ya know all that talk about death panels and health care rationing and whatnot? Well here we have a Scottish official, Dr June Andrews talking how the coronavirus will be “quite useful” in taking bed blockers out of the system. Or in other words, she’s talking about how great it will be to get rid of older people who are taking up beds in hospitals. See video here
Doctor June Andrews says pandemic would be 'useful' in killing off bed blockers ...
3-6-20, DailyMail.co.uk -- June Andrews is a professor in dementia studies, serving for years as the Dir of the Centre for Change in the Scottish govt. In the past she has been praised and recognized as one of the country’s foremost health experts. Now however, her intentions are in question as she recently said: “If you’re on the board of a care home company, a pandemic is one of things you think about as a potential damage to your business because of the number of older people it’s going to take out of the system. Curiously, ... a pandemic would be quite useful because your hospital would work because these people would be taken out of the system.”
California Orders Population to stay home or a misdemeanor!
3-19-20, The order represents the most drastic measure any governor has taken in an effort to control the coronavirus that so far has taken 155 lives of mostly elderly people in a nation of 330 million.
New York order millions to stay home ...
3-20-20, New York has followed California's lead ordering most residents to stay home as states continue to fight the Chinese coronavirus.
Illinois governor to issue lockdown order requiring residents 'shelter in place'
3-20-20, ChicagoTrib -- Illinois Gov. issued a “shelter-in-place” order for the entire state starting Saturday, 3/21/20 essentially commanding residents to stay in their homes to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
California misdemeanors fall into two basic categories:
- “Standard” punishable by up to 6 months in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000
- “Gross” or “aggravated” punishable by up to 364 days in jail and/or a fine of $1,000 or more
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