Skip to comments.Social Security closes offices as baby boomers age
Posted on 06/18/2014 10:10:18 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Even as millions of baby boomers approach retirement, the Social Security Administration has been closing dozens of field offices, forcing more and more seniors to seek help online instead of in person, according to a congressional report being released Wednesday.
The agency blames budget constraints.
As a result, seniors seeking information and help from the agency are facing increasingly long waits, in person and on the phone, the report said.
Social Security has closed 64 field offices since 2010, the largest number of closures in a five-year period in the agencys history, according to a report by the bipartisan staff of the Senate Special Committee on Aging.
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Death to the Seiniors from the Obamaprodigy.
Good news. Fewer field offices means fewer government employees to vote for Democrats.
And in the same period, how many welfare offices have been opened up signing up illegal aliens for US tax dollars?
...forcing more and more seniors to seek help online instead of in person...
They likely have hidden waiting lists too
They’re just moving over to Obamacare and the IRS.
Not to mention the 2 million we just gave to help these ILLEGALS.
Most "Boomers" would rather deal with the government on line than in person.
Less likely to punch someone out and get arrested for assault...
Biggest freakin’ scam ever created. I mean imagine this: They steal your money for 30 or more years, then give you a mere pittance of it when you reach a certain age - an age which they change - AND they tax it!
SSA had an ad on their website featuring Patty Duke as to how easy was the process accessing their system online. Coming of retirement age myself, I have to say she was right.
Ignoring for a moment the transfer of personal data to the government, as well as the downright communism of the issue, why couldn’t the builder of the SSA website have been the contractor for Øbamacare?
AND they tax it!
That has ALREADY been TAXED BEFORE!
Because if they did that, then they couldn’t try to sneak “single payer” into the public’s psyche.
They don’t fire anyone just close the office. All government goons and employed for life.
Yep. And when you spend it, they tax it again.
Are they now spending our taxpayer dollars that were paying for those offices on Climate change commercials? Ahhh...no... may it’s on transgender support?
“The first effect of not believing in God, is that you lose your common sense.” GK Chesterton
They would not have “budget constraints” if they were not approving every disability application that was submitted to them. Their SSI disability budget is exploding and, as bureaucrats usually do, they punish the public rather than make common sense cuts when they don’t have enough money.
Na, I just eat the paper money and crap it out instead of buying things like FOOD!
It cuts out the middle man...
This makes no sense. Yes, the baby boom (mid 40’s to mid 60’s) was an population increase, but it wasn’t a bump.
Those baby boomers had more than a replacement # of children, plus we had massive immigration, so the population of seniors isn’t decreasing.
Yep, they steal your money after they steal your money, then give you some money back and steal a portion of that as well. Who is the fool who started that Ponzi scheme anyway? And it is a Ponzi scheme down to the last cent. But who was the moron who started it? Was it Roosevelt? What an absolute disaster this thing turned out to be and it can never end, because like all Ponzi schemes, once people stop paying into it, the ones who are retired won’t get anything. So either they stop getting paid or the money has to come from somewhere else and that is never going to happen because they are already stealing the money that is set aside.
Yep, I’ll never see My $$$ I pray that My Mother gets it.
It’s 2014 and most people have computers.
I bank with BOA....not a single branch in the entire state.
Good. Who in their right minds wants to go stand around waiting in line?
Just for grins, how many US taxpayer funded and supported illegal alien support and aid offices have been closed in the same period of time?
That's a monumentally stupid and gigantic "ignoring for a moment," onedoug!
I think my central point was valid. But it was difficult to make because I was pointing out a relative “success” in dealing with government and, yes, “ignoring for the moment” that that is in fact, impossible.
Sorry I couldn’t find a way to it more amenable to your obviously superior intellect.
I did medicare and SS on line. Piece of cake. Why would I want to deal with a bureaucrat?