By Seth Maloney | 2 comments
Social Security is a promise made to generations of American workers. It's a program funded by workers, not the government. Below you'll find stories from real people.
Kay Bone - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
I hope to retire when I'm 66 and I will be depending on SS to cover much of my living expense. I support myself and am not greedy - I just need enough money to pay my basic living expenses.
J. Barbara Alvord - Johnston, Iowa
My father died in 1946 at 50; he was a blue collar worker. My mother was left to pay the mortgage and support me (thirteen) and my brother (three). The SS checks were small, but my mother, who had been a stay-at-home mother, was able to find work and keep the family going - even in near poverty. I am 82; I depend on SS and two relatively small pensions to keep going myself. I paid in to SS for 48 years. Expanding it and adding years to its life is the thing to do. Lift the ceiling paid in by income earned.
There are millions of seniors who just want financial security.
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