“Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.” –Joseph Stalin
This is not satire, but directly from Social Security Administration:
Social Security helps people help themselves!
People work and give a little money to Social Security. When some people get so sick that they can’t work they get money from Social Security. When people get older and don’t work anymore, they can get money from Social Security. When people die, their family can get money from Social Security.
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I was trying to get a drink of water, but I couldn’t reach the water in the bottom of the pitcher. I dropped stones in the pitcher to make the water rise to where I could drink it. It was a lot of slow work, but it was worth it in the end.
The Moral of the Story: Little by little does the trick. Social Security helps people to build for the future.
When I saw an ant moving an ear of corn, I invited the ant to stop working so hard and relax with me. The ant said he had to keep working to store for the winter. When winter came all the ants shared the corn they stored and I had no food, so I was very hungry.
The Moral of the Story: We need to prepare for the future. Social Security helps you save for the future.
Social Security is your piggy bank for the future. You save by making payments of part of your pay to Social Security as you work. Later when you can’t work Social Security will pay you Social Security checks.
I am red, white & blue. You should have a card with your own special number, which will be the same number for life. Your parents could have gotten you a card when you were born. Ask your parents if they got you a card. If you do not have a card have your parents apply for one for you.
The SSA has a lot of neat little sounds and other graphics to go along with this, but I’d prefer not to waste the bandwidth. Unlike the government, we have to live within our means and don’t wish to penalize our children for our actions.
They seemed to forget a few things, like telling the children they are verbally and fiscally sodomizing who actually has to pay the bill for such niceties. But they’re kids — they’ll bend over and take it as long as Uncle Sammy whispers to them that it’s a secret never to be shared with anyone.
I quoted Crispin Sartwell yesterday:
By comparison, the Republican position is clear, consistent, principled, honest. It would be altogether admirable if it weren’t absolutely abominable.
Considering that the SSA site is directly under the control of Republicans, they get 100% of the hit on this. And it makes me sick to my stomach..