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Social Security closes offices as baby boomers age
Associated Press ^ | Jun 18, 2014 10:53 AM EDT | Stephen Ohlemacher

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 agency’s history, according to a report by the bipartisan staff of the Senate Special Committee on Aging. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: babyboomers; seniors; socialsecurity; ssa; ssaoffices

1 posted on 06/18/2014 10:10:18 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Death to the Seiniors from the Obamaprodigy.


2 posted on 06/18/2014 10:12:50 AM PDT by ZULU (Impeach Obama NOW.)
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To: Olog-hai

Good news. Fewer field offices means fewer government employees to vote for Democrats.


3 posted on 06/18/2014 10:13:11 AM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: Olog-hai

And in the same period, how many welfare offices have been opened up signing up illegal aliens for US tax dollars?


4 posted on 06/18/2014 10:13:42 AM PDT by gspurlock (http://www.backyardfence.wordpress.com)
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To: Olog-hai

...forcing more and more seniors to seek help online instead of in person...


Forcing? How about adapting to the fact that fewer people need to go to the field offices? I used to go to the bank every week, at a minimum. Now, I’m a member of a bank that only has branches in Washington state and STILL have my paychecks autodeposited there - and I’ve lived in KY for three years now. I have no need for a branch.


5 posted on 06/18/2014 10:14:01 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Olog-hai

They likely have hidden waiting lists too


6 posted on 06/18/2014 10:14:41 AM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

They’re just moving over to Obamacare and the IRS.


7 posted on 06/18/2014 10:15:16 AM PDT by maddog55 (A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.)
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To: gspurlock

Not to mention the 2 million we just gave to help these ILLEGALS.

PATHETIC!


8 posted on 06/18/2014 10:19:47 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: Olog-hai
Social Security Administration has been closing dozens of field offices, forcing more and more seniors to seek help online instead of in person

Most "Boomers" would rather deal with the government on line than in person.
Less likely to punch someone out and get arrested for assault...

9 posted on 06/18/2014 10:20:07 AM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: Olog-hai

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!


10 posted on 06/18/2014 10:20:22 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Olog-hai

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?


11 posted on 06/18/2014 10:24:17 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
With NO Interest and a big hassle to get back what is YOUR MONEY on top of that.

AND they tax it!

That has ALREADY been TAXED BEFORE!

12 posted on 06/18/2014 10:24:36 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: onedoug

Because if they did that, then they couldn’t try to sneak “single payer” into the public’s psyche.


13 posted on 06/18/2014 10:26:19 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

They don’t fire anyone just close the office. All government goons and employed for life.


14 posted on 06/18/2014 10:27:01 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: mabarker1

Yep. And when you spend it, they tax it again.


15 posted on 06/18/2014 10:27:11 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Olog-hai

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


16 posted on 06/18/2014 10:30:36 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


17 posted on 06/18/2014 10:36:21 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Billthedrill

Na, I just eat the paper money and crap it out instead of buying things like FOOD!

It cuts out the middle man...


18 posted on 06/18/2014 10:38:13 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


19 posted on 06/18/2014 10:40:14 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: mabarker1

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.


20 posted on 06/18/2014 10:42:15 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Yep, I’ll never see My $$$ I pray that My Mother gets it.


21 posted on 06/18/2014 10:46:17 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: Olog-hai

It’s 2014 and most people have computers.

I bank with BOA....not a single branch in the entire state.


22 posted on 06/18/2014 12:15:51 PM PDT by mom4melody
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To: Olog-hai

bttt


23 posted on 06/18/2014 1:00:04 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Olog-hai

Good. Who in their right minds wants to go stand around waiting in line?


24 posted on 06/18/2014 1:08:30 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: Olog-hai
Even as millions of baby boomers approach retirement, the Social Security Administration has been closing dozens of field offices, forcing more and ...

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?

25 posted on 06/18/2014 5:27:23 PM PDT by publius911 ( Politicians come and go... but the (union) bureaucracy lives and grows forever.)
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To: onedoug
Ignoring for a moment the transfer of personal data to the government, as well as the downright communism of the issue...

That's a monumentally stupid and gigantic "ignoring for a moment," onedoug!

26 posted on 06/18/2014 5:30:03 PM PDT by publius911 ( Politicians come and go... but the (union) bureaucracy lives and grows forever.)
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To: publius911

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.


27 posted on 06/19/2014 9:42:00 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Olog-hai
forcing more and more seniors to seek help online instead of in person

I did medicare and SS on line. Piece of cake. Why would I want to deal with a bureaucrat?

28 posted on 06/19/2014 9:47:20 AM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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