"Right now, the SS and Medicare deductions are nothing more than a part of your overall Federal income tax withholding, but they split them out as separate line-items so that the sheeple won't see just how badly they're being stolen from. All of that money taken (fed tax, SS, Medicare) gets used up by the government however it sees fit."
That's absolutely correct.
So when you add up all these deductions from your paycheck you will notice that you work 1 day a week for FREE.
Since there's no guarantee you'll wake up tomorrow, you can't say the Social Security and Medicare witholding will ever come back to you.
It's criminal what the Congress has done over the years and we are now wage slaves 20 PERCENT OF THE TIME.
I wrote to the SS Administration asking for my money back ($80,000) without interest and I would be out of the system.
They wrote back saying that was not allowed.
Not that I expected any different.
"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."