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MikeMc Donating Member (636 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-21-10 07:46 PM
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158. Sorry Pro, didn't try to be disagreeable.
Edited on Tue Sep-21-10 08:05 PM by MikeMc
I appreciated your SSA link, so I recommended it twice in posts. I was just telling Ham that the link in your post (#82) showed how employees (all American citizen employees) pay Federal Unemployment Insurance tax. It seemed a big find for me, since I've been saying this in posts on this site, about 6 times. I was telling him that Title VIII, on the SSA link you posted, defined the fact that American workers pay for the 6 following programs with payroll deductions:

"The Social Security Act (Act of August 14, 1935)
An act to provide for the general welfare by establishing a system of Federal old-age benefits, and by enabling the several States to make more adequate provision for aged persons, blind persons, dependent and crippled children, maternal and child welfare, public health, and the administration of their unemployment compensation laws"


I only had a minor disagreement with your post 82, because I felt semantically that Manny G. was right with 'pension' more than you were with 'entitlement'. My post 95:

" 'Entitled to receive' in section 202 makes it seem like a Frank Luntz style 'entitlement', but it is an 'old age benefit payment' that Title VIII makes clear is paid for by all employees, then paid to an employee after 'the age of 65' (upon retirement). Which sounds suspiciously like a pension."

So I liked Manny's OP, and disagreed with your 'entitlement'. I swear I didn't mean to be disagreeable with you, I undertake to never praise Manny's viewpoint, through words, on any more of his original posts, in order to apologize further for my disagreeability.



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