The government taxes your income all your life and promises to give you a pension. Those are IOU's no better than CONFEDERATE DOLLARS! Precarious when you consider that the average senior does not have even l00$ extra when he retires. The Gov PROMISES (we did not say gives) most of these poor 'ex wage slaves and tired, used up workers' an amount that is under $ONE THOUSAND a month, we're talking about a puny 10k a year as a pension. That's what they get JUST when they are old, helpless, often unwell. When they desperately need heat in winter, AC in summer and cannot afford it and die frozen or baked. When they desperately need broccoli and can't afford it. Some POL has to raise the STIPEND! NOW! Inflation is going NUTs and will continue to.

Now, if the GOV FALLS and SS FALLS, all this is a moot point but meantime, in between time, the LYING GOV should make the RE-USE of their own money as PENSIONS a tad heftier. See this article:

CLICK ON THE ABOVE URL HERE as I had to clip the thing, (was twice as long as this!)

Now, a liberterian writer, DEVVY KIDD, believes the whole enchilada stinks from guggle to zatch. (Thurber technical term,) She wrote: "This Ponzi scheme called Social Security is so mathematically flawed, it can't be saved and it certainly can't be "fixed." There is, however, a fair and equitable solution to this monstrous problem that has become nothing more than every politician's favorite campaign issue, election after election with never a solution in sight. It is truly reprehensible how politicians over the past six decades have used social security to scare "old people" for a vote.

Social security is a tax

Few people either remember this little fact or simply have no idea how
the system even works, they have simply followed orders all their life
and "contributed." Social security is a tax, a voluntary tax. No one is
required under any law to obtain a social security number. If that were
the case, the government would automatically issue everyone a number.
Think about it.

Chapter 21 called the Federal Insurance Contributions Act, Section 3102:
Deduction of Tax From Wages states:

(a) Requirement. The tax imposed by section 3101 shall be collected by
the employer of the taxpayer, by deducting the amount of the tax from
the wages as and when paid....

Notice that the word insurance does not appear in the body of the
written text. We jump from the word "insurance" in the title to the word
"tax" and the law itself. The word "tax" appears within the sentence
structure of the body of the law and not "insurance." This has legal
import. Section 7806 of the IR Code explains it quite plainly:

IR Code 7806. Construction of Title

(a) Cross References. The cross references in this title to other
portions of the title, or other provisions of the law, where the word
"see" is used, are made only for convenience and shall be given no legal

(B) Arrangement and Classification. No inference, implication, or
presumption of legislative construction shall be drawn or made by reason
of the location or grouping of any particular section of provision or
portion of this title, nor shall any table of contents, table of cross
references, or similar outline, analysis, or descriptive matter relating
to the contents of this title shall be given any legal effect.

Because the word "insurance" appears with the table of contents and the
table of contents is "descriptive matter" used as an "outline," the word
"insurance" has "no legal effect." In other words, no words in the table
of contents have any force of law. The word which does have legal effect
is "tax" because it is used within the body of the law itself;
therefore, it has the full force of law. Legally, the word "insurance"
does not apply, means nothing, to the chapter of the Code entitled
"Federal Insurance Contributions Act."

No one is required to obtain an SSN

If you wish to ask someone from the government about this fact, let me
demonstrate how you will be lied to by the same person. Look at this
response from SSA in a letter to Mr. Scott McDonald dated March 18, 1998
from Charles Mullen, Associate Commissioner, Office of Public Inquiries,
Social Security Administration:

"The Social Security Act does not require a person to have a Social
Security Number (SSN) to live and work in the United States, nor does it
require an SSN simply for the purpose of having one. However, if someone
works without an SSN, we cannot properly credit the earnings for the
work performed."

Now, understanding of the English language that what Mr. Mullen said is
this: No one is required to have an SSN to either live or work in the
United States. If that person does not have this number but does work,
no social security taxes would be taken out of their paycheck and there
would be no credit ledger entry made in their name for taxes paid.

One would think this is quite plain and clear. However, let's look at
another letter from the same Charles Mullen about one month earlier
(February 24, 1998) addressed to me:

"People cannot voluntarily end their participation in the program [SS].
The payment of social security taxes is mandatory, regardless of the
citizenship or place of residence of either the employer or the
employee. Unless specifically exempted by law, everyone working in the
United States is required to pay Social Security taxes."

Now, I ask you: If obtaining an SSN is voluntary, how is it that this
tax then becomes mandatory? Since when is it legal to force any American
to join a voluntary "insurance" plan that is in reality nothing but
another tax - especially when an individual must apply for a number that
puts them into this taxing system?

An even bigger question: Am I even eligible to obtain this number? This
is a very important legal question that seldom is raised about Title 42,
the so-called "The Federal Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance
Benefits Program." After a thorough review of Section 405, it would
appear there are only certain classifications of individuals who are
legally eligible to apply. To be specific, see:

42 U.S.C. Section 405(c)(2)(B):

"(B)(i) In carrying out the Commissioner's duties under subparagraph (A)
and subparagraph (F), the Commissioner of Social Security shall take
affirmative measures to assure that social security account numbers
will, to the maximum extent practicable, be assigned to all members of
appropriate groups or categories of individuals by assigning such
numbers (or ascertaining that such numbers have already been assigned);

"(I) to aliens at the time of their lawful admission to the United
States either for permanent residence or under other authority of law
permitting them to engage in employment in the United States and to
other aliens at such time as their status is so changed as to make it
lawful for them to engage in such employment;

"(II) to any individual who is an applicant for or recipient of benefits
under any program financed in whole or in part from Federal funds
including any child on whose behalf such benefits are claimed by another
person; and

"(III) to any other individual when it appears that he could have been
but was not assigned an account number under the provisions of sub
clauses (I) or (II) but only after such investigation as is necessary to
establish to the satisfaction of the Commissioner of Social Security,
the identity of such individual, the fact that an account number has not
already been assigned to such individual, and the fact that such
individual is a citizen or a noncitizen who is not, because of his alien
status, prohibited from engaging in employment; and, in carrying out
such duties, the Commissioner of Social Security is authorized to take
affirmative measures to assure the issuance of social security numbers;

"(IV) to or on behalf of children who are below school age at the
request of their parents or guardians; and

"(V) to children of school age at the time of their first enrollment in
school." We find more government lie-speak and the obligation or duty to
apply for and obtain a Social Security card or number at 20 C.F.R.,
section 422.103 (2002):

"(b) Applying for a number. (1) Form SS-5. An individual needing a
social security number may apply for one by filing a signed Form SS-5,
'Application for a Social Security Card,' at any social security office
and submitting the required evidence...

"(2) Birth Registration Document. The Social Security Administration
(SSA) may enter into an agreement with officials of a
establish, as part of the official birth registration process, a
procedure to assist SSA in assigning social security numbers to newborn
children. Where an agreement is in effect, a parent, as part of the
official birth registration process, need not complete a Form SS-5 and
may request that SSA assign a social security number to the newborn

Another (2): "(2) Request on birth registration document. Where a parent
has requested a social security number for a newborn child as part of an
official birth registration process described in paragraph (b)(2) of
this section, the State vital statistics office will electronically
transmit the request to SSA's central office....Using this information,
SSA will assign a number to the child and send the social security
number card to the child at the mother's address."

Today, parents are being forced at hospitals all across this country to
fill out documentation to obtain an SSN for their baby before they are
"allowed" to take their newborn home. What an outrage!

Every American has the right to be fully informed of the law and the
consequences of entering into any agreement that binds them to a
government program. Forcing a newborn, incapable of understanding
anything other than life giving functions such as food and a clean
diaper, or a teenager to enter into a supposedly lifetime voluntary
taxing program for which they have no understanding, is reprehensible
and flies in the face of all the principles of freedom and free choice
that this nation was founded upon.

Coming in Part II:

Why does the government have to "find" money to meet social security
payments if there a so-called "trust fund"?

How the government blackmails the states over funding using SSNs as
their sledgehammer.

Massive identity theft and how the IRS promotes this crime. Why the
system can't be saved or fixed and the only fair and equitable solution.



By Devvy Kidd

January 1, 2004

"Force [is] the vital principle and immediate parent of despotism."
--Thomas Jefferson: 1st Inaugural, 1801. ME 3:321

In Part I, several legal sections from Title 42 were provided so that
every American has the opportunity to see what the law really says vs
how the government and its representatives lie. As with the previous two
articles in this series, Part I drew massive e-mails from people in a
state of denial with comments that this writer is wrong.

Hiding in a state of denial isn't going to change a lie into truth.
People don't want their comfort zone disturbed because sadly, most
Americans would rather continue to live on their knees, blindly doing
whatever they're told, because to stand up to tyranny is too much effort
and requires courage. Sadly, America’s manhood has been transformed into
something more closely resembling sissy hood.

Why does the government have to "find" money to meet social security
payments if there's a so-called "trust fund"?

The simple answer to this question is that there isn't any trust fund
and there never has been. When a worker voluntarily applies for this
number and authorizes their employer to withhold this tax, that amount
is simply credited to an individual account: a bookkeeping entry. This
so called trust fund is just bookkeeping. Over the decades, Congress has
simply played the shell game with moving around ink.

As a tax, this revenue is used by the government to fund various
unconstitutional expenditures like prophylactics for Pakistan, payments
to the communist UN, the Federal Department of Education, building
schools in Bosnia or paying farmers not to plant. This is probably the
one, single legal fact that most people simply don't understand: social
security is a tax and is used by slick, career politicians to keep “old
people” in line by clever manipulation to get their vote. It's
despicable and yet, our senior population continues to vote for the same
cretins that cheat them, election after election.

Because these taxes are funding this socialist operation called the
federal government, the monthly out payment to social security
recipients doesn't come from some big vault full of money labeled 'SS
Trust Fund' that the government writes checks against. The government
robs Peter to pay about 43 million Paul's, a pittance each month.
Because there is no money in the U.S. Treasury, it simply becomes more
debt for future generations.

If you are unsure about how this magic trick is performed by the
government, please see: Why an Income Tax is Not Necessary to Fund the
Federal Government.

Forcing someone else's grand child to fund your retirement

The social security system is a Ponzi scheme. It requires the labor of
future generations to continue to fund your retirement. If this were a
mandatory tax forced upon my daughter to work to pay your retirement,
that would be one thing. But since this is a voluntary taxing scheme,
what's being done to uneducated Americans is illegal and immoral.
However, as we all know, this government lies and continues to strong
arm employers and individuals into forced, indentured slavery to keep
the truth about this flimsy house of cards afloat before they have 50
million seniors marching on Washington, DC.

Seniors dependent upon this monthly check live in a state of fear that
some day, the government won't be able to send out their check on the
first of the month. Is this what you want for your children and grand
children? To live in fear and dependency upon mother government for a
pittance, a rip off of their labor over 25 or 30 years?

As someone who refuses to force your child or grand baby into a life of
paying for my “old age,” and I will be 55 next June, I refuse to pay
into this voluntary taxing program and I will not apply for this
“benefit” when I turn 65. My daughter who is 28 years old does not want
this “retirement” tax on her back for the rest of her life to fund a
retirement “supplement” for Joe Smith down in Enid, Oklahoma. It's Joe
Smith's adult responsibility to plan for his “old age." My daughter is a
free American and she is not going to slave for someone else's
retirement because they aren't responsible enough to save on their own.

Identity theft

You can walk into any county recorder's office in this country, sit at
their computer and extract someone's name, address and social security
number right off the screen. County recorders nationwide post for public
viewing, a non enforceable instrument they call a “Notice of Federal
Lien” which contains this information.

This writer has gone into the county recorder's office in Sacramento,
California and observed two scruffy looking adult males sitting at the
computers with legal size pads writing down the aforementioned personal
information by bringing up one “Federal Lien” after another. Why?
Because, they then sell your information on the black market. Theft
identity is a multi-billion dollar a year industry. If you are
unfamiliar with this little con the IRS is running, read: How the IRS
Violates It's Own Code.

In the last five years, a frightening 27 million Americans have been the
victims of theft identity, their credit and lives ruined. For the sake
of argument, let's say the IRS’ computer kicked out the wrong SSN and
this “Notice of Federal Lien” is not supposed to be placed against
George Smith, but is and unbeknownst to Mr. Smith, his name, address and
SSN is now on display for these criminal rings operating in the U.S.
This is happening all over this country and by the time an individual
finds out, it’s too late.

States blackmailing their own citizens

As one must apply to obtain this number in order to voluntarily pay the
tax, how is it that the states of the Union demand you obtain this
number by force or deny you a driver's license? How is it the California
Supreme Court can rule that you must obtain this number in order to
obtain a DL in the State of California when obtaining this number is
voluntary? They have and its blackmail, pure and simple.

Employers throughout the states of the Union demand this number to
obtain employment. Again, blackmail, pure and simple: either volunteer
yourself into a federal taxing scheme or you don't get the job. Since
one must apply for this number for a future benefit, how is it that an
employer can demand that a free citizen be forced to obtain this number
to obtain employment? They can't, yet because of their own ignorance and
fear of the IRS, they get away with it and they will until the people of
this country find the courage to say no, I refuse to be blackmailed and
denied my God-given right to work for my bread.

The states of the Union have sold their sovereignty to the federal
government for unconstitutional funding, most of which force you to fund
programs you find repugnant and routinely steal your God-given rights.
Yet, Americans continue to “vote” the same career politicians back into
the State House who refuse to stop this heinous and immoral blackmailing
of their own citizenry. Of course, if you're bred to dependency or have
come to this country to sponge off the system, you don't care that your
rights are being stripped away from you, just keep your hand out and
some special interest group with political muscle will make sure it
stays filled.

Then, again, the federal machine creates jobs through all this
unconstitutional funding to the states that only perpetuate dependency
for the federal buck. For a very comprehensive analysis of this
monstrous problem, click here.

Social security can't be fixed or saved

Because this taxing scheme depends on future generations funding it,
when enough people refuse to be forced to pay this voluntary tax, it
will simply collapse. As the “baby boomer” generations begin to retire,
there simply won't be enough ink to fund this obligation. That day will
come in our lifetime unless the only rational, sane path is chosen.
Additionally, because more and more women are choosing to have babies
later in life instead of at 18 or 20 years of age, those future
“taxpayers” who decide to volunteer into this taxing scheme, will come
too late to “save” social security for our “old people.”

Also remember this: since social security is a tax, it can be reduced or
taken away at any time by the government. It is not a contract and you
can't get a refund.

This article isn't to play the blame game. My parents receive social
security. Like tens of millions of other Americans, they have
retirement, but they do depend on that little extra bit. Of course, if
they had been told the truth about this taxing scheme 50 years ago,
their retirement nest egg would be a half million times higher.

As a free people, it is our own personal responsibility to put away for
the future, not the government's obligation to force anyone to volunteer
into this taxing scheme to do it for you. If an individual chooses to
squander or spend their income during their life time and have nothing
in the end, that is their choice, not mine. Before this dependency
program was introduced by the great Socialist, FDR, Americans were
taught from a young age the value of a dollar, independence and to save
for their “old age.”

What's the solution?

Certainly not more think tank ideas for individual retirement accounts,
lock boxes, privatization or anything else. Because this tax is
voluntary, Congress must take the necessary steps to inform this nation
through a massive public awareness program that no one is required to
obtain this number to live or work in these united States.

No more political football, no more scaring “old people” with cuts in
social security, no more games, just the truth.

Second, social security must be funded out for those who depend on it,
period. Where will the money come from? Currently, the feds need to
“find” about $400 million dollars a year for this pay out. The
unconstitutional NAFTA treaty wiped out the same amount in excise tax
revenues. Get rid of this insidious treaty and there's your money.
Besides, the incredibly destructive NAFTA must go as a matter of saving
what's left of our lifeblood industries.

Stop all this unconstitutional spending for our troops in Bosnia, to the
communist UN, to the IMF and the other hundreds and hundreds of millions
of dollars being illegally stolen from the public treasury and you will
have more than enough revenues to fund out social security until it dies
a natural death.

A large number of Americans will need social security and many who have
paid into the system for 10 years or longer won't do as I will and
refuse to apply for it. That's fine, folks will need to do what they
need to do to survive. But, everyone else should refuse to be forced to
pay into this voluntary system and do not allow your children to be
sucked into this never ending taxing scheme. Let the system die a
natural death as those who do need their check pass away. It will be a
natural progression towards elimination or at least, a very small

Certainly there will be those, especially illegals and people too lazy
or addicted to material things who would rather voluntarily
pay their tax for a future “benefit” and if they choose this path of
dependency, fine, but they have absolutely no right to expect
me or the man down the street to be forced to pay a voluntary tax for
their laziness or greed.

There is a revolution going on in America. A revolution by freedom
loving Americans who have simply had enough of being
forced against their will to volunteer into programs that may have
seemed for the “good of the people” at the time, but over
time have proven to be nothing more than steps towards a complete
communist state. This transition won't happen overnight,
but it will happen.

Mr. Bush and Congress: Tell the American people the truth. You must
honor those who depend on this program, but unless you come clean, the
social security system will continue to be nothing more than a political
football while it spasmodically jerks towards an inevitable death.

Whether Mr. Bush and the Congress come clean or not, which they won't,
We the People are forcing the issue that will bring change. If you are
receiving social security benefits, you will receive them because the
funding is there. But, I hope you will support this effort to force the
government to tell the American people the truth and free your children
and grand babies from forced slavery. And, make no mistake