Re: Children and their Social Security Numbers!
- The words of wisdom are, "It's just not worth it." Principles are principles, yes, but there's also pragmatism, and you have to pick your battles. The world is not the way it should be, but that's not a reason to sabotage your own life that you must live.
- Todd Greene
--- In Maury_and_Baty@yahoogroups.com, "bucksburg" <bucksburg@...> wrote:
> Quick reply, gotta go--
> My oldest daughter is quite the adventuresome type and while she'd never deliberately commit a crime, she does find the idea of getting hauled off to jail for doing what most everybody else does as a matter of course a rather exciting prospect--just not for 7 months.
> --- In Maury_and_Baty@yahoogroups.com, "rlbaty50" <rlbaty@> wrote:
> > Daniel Buck,
> > I'm sorry you found my comments personally offensive. I did not realize that they might find direct application to you. For lack of information about the details, I can't say too much more about that.
> > It is nice to get the additional background information regarding your personal situation.
> > It's one thing to have convictions regarding the Social Security system. It's another to add in a religious claim about such things as the "mark of the beast".
> > Perhaps you can clarify your position on that.
> > Do you have a Social Security number?
> > Do your girls?
> > How do your situations differ in how you handle the issues that arise?
> > Maybe you could get your girls to participate here a little so as to offer some direct testimony from a couple of kids who appear to have grown up under the influence of the "don't get no government numbers" philosophy. They may just now be getting to the stage where the issue starts to become real practical in their daily lives; maybe it will take a few more years yet to really become relevant.
> > Sincerely,
> > Robert Baty
> > --- In Maury_and_Baty@yahoogroups.com,
> > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Maury_and_Baty/message/29889
> > "bucksburg" <bucksburg@> wrote:
> > > Well Robert,
> > >
> > > However humorous it may seem to you, I find it
> > > quite offensive to be referred to as a malcontent
> > > who finds it 'cute' to have an anti-government,
> > > belligerent attitude.
> > >
> > > However--since it's neither here not there regarding
> > > anything we are discussing on this forum--I'll
> > > overlook the offense and get back to the Age(s) of
> > > the Cosmos topic.
> > >
> > > And by the way, my 19-year-old and 17-year-old
> > > daughters are still living with me, and neither
> > > one of them have any interest in participating
> > > in the Social Security System. Of course they
> > > would like to be allowed to drive, but they
> > > prefer riding a bike there and back to a one-way
> > > drive to the county jail.
> > >
> > > Daniel Buck
> > >
> > > --- In Maury_and_Baty@yahoogroups.com,
> > > "rlbaty50" <rlbaty@> wrote:
> > >
> > >> A number of years ago the law was changed
> > >> to require taxpayers to put SSN's on their
> > >> tax returns for each dependent they wanted
> > >> to claim.
> > >>
> > >> Some malcontents thought it would be cute
> > >> to claim their kids who did not, or allegedly
> > >> did not, have SSN's. My memory has faded
> > >> regarding the details, but it seems like there
> > >> was some litigation and some parents lost
> > >> exemptions because of their anti-government,
> > >> belligerent attitude about such things. I
> > >> actually worked some of those cases, but,
> > >> again, the memory has faded regarding specific
> > >> details.
> > >>
> > >> On a humorous note, it was commonly reported
> > >> back in the day that millions of children
> > >> appeared to disappear when the rule requiring
> > >> the SSN's was implemented.
> > >>
> > >> Sincerely,
> > >> Robert Baty