- The simple answer to your question is the fact that, absent the current taxes paid by people like you, there are no current funds to pay benefits to peopleMessage 1 of 54 , Apr 2, 2006View SourceThe simple answer to your question is the fact that, absent the current taxes paid by people like you, there are no current funds to pay benefits to people like your parents. I mean, you don't really believe that this is an investment program where your funds are invested and held for your retirement, do you?Yours in financial freedom,Dave MinerOn a lesser issue, the material published by the SSA states that after 40 quarters of contributions you are vested in the SSA program. If I am totally vested after 40 quarters, why do I still need to make contributions through my employer? I have always asked and never recieved an answer.
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- ... Why would one need a passport, as opposed to just desiring the convenience it may afford? Most countries have provisions for accepting foreignersMessage 54 of 54 , May 27, 2006View SourceOn May 2, 2006, at 4:23 PM, Grant Innes wrote:
> The problem is that a certificate may be needed by the child in theWhy would one "need" a passport, as opposed to just desiring the
> future, for example, getting a passport.
convenience it may afford? Most countries have provisions for
accepting foreigners without them having a passport. A passport just
means that the current US regime will vouch for you to a foreign
government. People who are not foreign to that particular government
can do the same thing. The USA may be respected somewhere still, but
usually a country respects its own citizens more. With most countries,
an invitation to visit from one of their nationals, plus that person's
agreement to be responsible for you while you are there, is enough.