Jan 25th 2011 11:38AM I agree with those who feel this is a wonderful thing that a wealthy man is willing to do to save a historic entity. Here in my community a lovely old early 20th century stone building is being torn down because the council would not preserve it, the developer had clout...and guess what, a shopping center, which we need like a hole in the head is going in its place...such is the American way...So sad...and how about Walmart wanting to put a big shopping center near the Gettysburg Battlefield?????
Aug 25th 2009 1:35PM You are correct ....both SS and Medicare are trust payments that are made to the government to cover the needs of the person whose money they are holding...this money should have been invested, but no, our government over the years has seen to put the monies into the General Fund and use it for other purposes....which is really not right and in another situation would be called stealing or fraud...if the government had done what was right, we would not be in the fix we are now and there would be plenty of monies to cover the two programs. Both my parents died young and never collected from SS or Medicare....so their monies went into the common pot....to help others.