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Swalwell protests against Stark for Social Security benefits being paid to his children

Original post made on Sep 3, 2012

Congressional candidate Eric Swalwell said that if elected he will support closing a provision in the Social Security law that grants benefits to children of a parent eligible for Social Security, but still working and collecting a salary in excess of the earning cap.

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Posted by Greedy & irresponsible
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 3, 2012 at 11:26 pm

I am appalled at children of employeed parents receiving ?1,500/ mo. It's crap like that causing social security, and in fact, our government to go broke.
Many single parents raise children. Why would having one parent mean you get government money. Insane ! And just because somebody has a later in life baby, shouldn't mean it suddenly becomes a taxpayer problem !! That must be stopped now. IF somebody is truly a poverty case, maybe...but being selfish, irresponsible older parents, shouldn't mean it's MY problem, when I need to be providing my own retirement. It's those leeches on our government that are cousing us problems. Cut it now !

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Posted by What's New...
a resident of Downtown
on Sep 4, 2012 at 9:07 am

Stark has been stealing you blind for years ... keep electing him ...

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Posted by Are Voters Nuts?
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 4, 2012 at 9:09 am

Fortney Stark is a senile old crook with a net worth of around $25 million. Since he was a basically a bankrupt banker before he became a Congressman, it is important to ponder on how he became rich as a Congressman. Now the scumbag is drawing Social Security for his kids??? Just how stupid are voters in his district, to keep sending the joker back to Congress, often with over 80% of the vote.

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Posted by Greedy & irresponsible
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 4, 2012 at 10:02 am

These SocSec abuses must be explored and discussed. So what if there's one parent left after death of the other...maight there be a million dollar, no public record, life insur policy ?? Is the remaining parent a Congressperson or CEO ?
Social Security was created for RETIREMENT, Then electeds started buying votes by adding on 'goodies' thru the OTHER people. Soc Sec has now, in addition, become a welfare program too !
On Suzie Orman last week, I saw a newlywed couple in their 40s receiving OUR Soc Sec for HIS child, because his first wife had DIED ! SO?! These are 2 able bodied 40 yr olds, collecting for his first wife. IF he hadn't remarried, SO??? HE's employed. If he needs help, get welfare, DO NOT SUCK off SENIORS retirement $$.
THE PROGRAM IS BEING USED FOR MANY THINGS TODAY, OTHER THAN RETIREMENT. PROGRAM NEEDS REVIEWED, PUBLICIZED, and RETURNED to it's intended purpose. WHICH at the time it started the AVE age of death was 65...SO they set the age to start receiving at...65..!! Today death is more like 80. With every COL in US, they upped SS. BUT with every life insurance table upping age, cowardly congresspeople did NOT APPROPRIATELY UP age to real time. So Soc Sec today barely covers just seniors who are living longer than the short work history required.
Regardless, there is ZERO reason to give Soc Sec to Stark who MARRIED a student young enough to be his grandchild...Even without Stark, Mom's healthy so, get a job, go on welfare, but NOT suck Soc Sec..NOW. Return Soc Sec program to seniors only....not child care for healthy parents.

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Posted by Greedy & irresponsible
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 4, 2012 at 11:59 am

So is Swalwell going to campaign that he will work to keep SS for retirees only ? and reclassify& redirect all the other parasites that have been sucking Soc Sec contributions in other directions ??

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Posted by starkzacrook
a resident of Downtown
on Sep 4, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Correct me if I am wrong, but as a member of Congress, Fortney doesn't pay into SS because he has his own elitist pension plan and lifetime health coverage. He apparently worked in the private sector sometime before his 40 year stint in Congress, but now his kids are collecting SS on his behalf? How much did he pay into the system versus how much he's sucking out of it at our expense?

Does anyone defend this sort of abuse? Plenty of people keep voting for this multi-millionaire crooks that are supposed to be our representatives.

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Posted by Dave
a resident of Birdland
on Sep 4, 2012 at 7:15 pm

The sad fact is that few people are looking at the dismal record of Pete Stark. He has demonstrated numerous times that he is a dishonest belligerent bully that has scammed the system and his constituents for years. People need to look at his record and throw the bum out of office. No papers will touch him regarding an endorsement, and there is a reason.

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Posted by Greedy & irresponsible
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 6, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Is Social Security for seniors, or not ??
Has it drifted off course? Are abusers are bleeding the program away fron it's intended purpose?

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