Congress has no conscience. For ten years it refused to increase the minimum wage for government migratory farm workers and gave as a reason it was bad for business. Now it has stolen from the Social Security fund to the extent that beneficiaries who have paid into the fund all of their working years have not been able to receive a COLA for 2010 and perhaps 2011. Also there appears to be efforts to reduce benefits .What happened to Lincoln’s concept of a nation of the people, by the people and for the people?
The solution is to inundate the White House, the president, with letters, telephone calls, telegrams, E-Mails, Facebook, blogs and any other communicable methods to urge President Obama to take Social Security off budget where it was before Lyndon Johnson put it on budget. Thus Bernanke and his thieving friends in Congress cannot use Social Security funds for budgetary purposes.
This and more in my book For a Better America: Observations, Insights and a Plan for Action by a 95 Year Old American.