Reply To: Is Social Security Mandatory For Private Sector Persons?


The definitions of “wages” and “employer”, as found in the codified law, 26 USC, are compound definitions and rely upon the definition of “employee.” As laid out in the Federal Register published on Tuesday, September 7, 1943 in response to the adoption of the Current Tax Payment Act of 1943 we find the first regulatory expression of that definition in the Social Security regs:
§404.104 Employee. The term “employee” includes every individual performing services if the relationship between him and the person for whom he performs such services is the legal relationship of employer and employee. The term specifically includes officers and employees whether elected or appointed, of the United States, a State, Territory, or any political subdivision thereof, or the District of Columbia, or any agency or instrumentality of any one or more of the foregoing.

I hope everyone appreciates the significance of the use above of the word “specifically” and will endeavor to honestly answer the question: Is social security mandatory for private sector persons? Or have we just ignorantly volunteered into it based upon lies that it is mandatory?