David Asman: “RIGHT NOW the government is grabbing money from seniors’ Social Security accounts to pay for politicians’ spending sprees.”

This is money taken every week from your paycheck that the government guarantees is placed safely in a lockbox until you retire. But that lockbox has been cracked open, and the government is now stealing my parents’ money…and I assume the money of a lot of other retirees, as well. This has to stop.

Earlier this year, David Asman wrote this piece for Fox about the “Doc Fix” and the effect it had on his parents.  

While by no means wealthy, Asman’s parents, Social Security beneficiaries, collected enough income to live modestly and comfortably.  After selling stocks to pay for medical care, their gross income from the sale pushed them into a category of retirees deemed “wealthy” enough to have their benefits cut to contribute to programs like the Doc Fix–a program Asman calls “dubious.”

This, he says, is a perfect example of one of the many ways the government makes promises to Americans and dips into seniors’ retirement money to pay for them.

It’s time to seal that lockbox shut.

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  1. All the years I paid into Social Security I believed it was for the sole purpose of taking care of me and only others that paid into it. What gives anyone the right ot take from it to pay anything else or anyone that did not pay into it. I usedc to believe that government was honest and upright. How disapointed I am to see the dishonesty in Government today. Be sure God will judge them. I keep getting pleas to send money to help fix the Social Security problem. How can they expect me to pay for all these pleas when they keep stealing my money and prices keep going up. I am a senior with multiple health problems and frequent hospitalizations. I strugle just to pay Co-pays and uncxovedredd charges. I need my money as I am sure others do to! PLEASE STOP STEALING FROM MY SOCIAL SECURITY and give me what was promised me all those years ago.

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