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Old 04-23-2008, 08:44 PM
 
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Any anyone out there ever thought about, or know why our Government gives a Social Security Card to a New born baby 16 yr. before the are able to go to work???
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Old 04-23-2008, 09:14 PM
 
Location: AZ
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Any anyone out there ever thought about, or know why our Government gives a Social Security Card to a New born baby 16 yr. before the are able to go to work???
gotta tag em, catagorize em, and give em a barcode...
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Old 04-23-2008, 10:05 PM
 
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Once born, you can (among other things) put financial assets in their name with yourself as trustee. That will save some on taxes. But you can't do it unless they have an SSN or equivalent TIN......
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Old 04-23-2008, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Southern New Jersey
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They give you the forms in the hospital to fill out these days...I was handed the forms while I was in labor.

My relatives asked for my daughter's SSN so they could purchase bonds for her.

The SSN should be called a different name now, it is required for many things besides Social Security. I agree Vanslyke.
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Old 04-24-2008, 07:15 AM
 
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Any anyone out there ever thought about, or know why our Government gives a Social Security Card to a New born baby 16 yr. before the are able to go to work???

Hmmm...common sense?

My son is 8 months old. I needed to get him a social secuirty number so that he can be in my will and estate plan. Its also needed for his college savings plan. Its also needed for tax forms as Mrs Moth and I declare him. I also suspect he will have his own savings account long before he is 16 as we are going to buck the trend and actually teach him to be prudent with money.

Next question?
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Old 04-24-2008, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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Any anyone out there ever thought about, or know why our Government gives a Social Security Card to a New born baby 16 yr. before the are able to go to work???
They didn't used to. I got mine when I was 14. But it is probably a good idea. And if you want to claim them as a dependent, you have to have a SS number.
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Old 04-24-2008, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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As someone who opted out of Social Security, I don't have, nor can get, a social security card.

I do agree with the others though - if you want to claim a child as a deduction - you gotta have a SSN
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Old 04-24-2008, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Southern New Jersey
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Hmmm...common sense?

My son is 8 months old. I needed to get him a social secuirty number so that he can be in my will and estate plan. Its also needed for his college savings plan. Its also needed for tax forms as Mrs Moth and I declare him. I also suspect he will have his own savings account long before he is 16 as we are going to buck the trend and actually teach him to be prudent with money.

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So, the SSN is used as a tagging/tracking number...not actually for the purpose it was intended for.

I've never seen a Will that requires a SSN, and a SSN is not required to open a bank account for a minor.
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Old 04-24-2008, 08:29 PM
 
Location: PA
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A social security number is the introduction to your slave master, the Government. After all the government will take care of you from cradle to grave. After all we must make sure you pay your taxes and put money into social security to pay for those already slaves to the corrupt system. So cry all you want little baby you have just become another government slave for the system of the corrupt. Welcome to bondage and the world we call "security"
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Old 04-24-2008, 08:43 PM
 
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A social security number is the introduction to your slave master, the Government. After all the government will take care of you from cradle to grave. After all we must make sure you pay your taxes and put money into social security to pay for those already slaves to the corrupt system. So cry all you want little baby you have just become another government slave for the system of the corrupt. Welcome to bondage and the world we call "security"
lol, the vast majority of americans dont think the way you do, social security is not a corrupt system and the majority of americans approve of it, and it does not make you a slave, without out social security you would officially be a slave working till death
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