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First Baby Boomer Receives Social Security
The Denver Channel ^ | 02/12/08

Posted on 02/12/2008 7:37:17 PM PST by MotleyGirl70

Direct Deposit Expected To Be More Common

VERO BEACH, Fla. -- The nation's first baby boomer received her first Social Security retirement benefit Tuesday in Vero Beach, Fla., local station station WPBF is reporting.

Kathleen Casey-Kirschling was born one second after midnight on Jan. 1, 1946. The 62-year-old retired teacher who lives in Earleville, Md., and Vero Beach applied for her benefits online, and received her payment by direct deposit.

"Like many of her fellow boomers, Kathy leads a full and busy life," said Jim Courtney, Social Security deputy commissioner for communications. "By choosing direct deposit, Kathy's benefit is safely and conveniently deposited into her bank account. No matter where in the country - or the world - Kathy is, her money is as close as the nearest ATM or just a mouse click away through online banking."

This marks another milestone for the post-World War II generation.

Federal officials in Florida are calling her "a trendsetter for her generation" since she decided to receive her benefits by direct deposit.

"Direct deposit is a win for everyone," said Judith R. Tillman, commissioner of Treasury's Financial Management Service. "For the last three years, Treasury has led a campaign called Go Direct to educate Americans about the many benefits of direct deposit. We at Treasury congratulate Kathy on receiving her first Social Security payment and on her decision to Go Direct."

At an event Tuesday in Vero Beach, Social Security also premiered a new video public service announcement that promotes filing online for retirement benefits. The video, featuring Casey-Kirschling, was posted to the Social Security Web site Tuesday afternoon.

Social Security officials claim that direct deposit eliminates the risk of lost or stolen checks, reduces fraud, helps protect against identity theft and gives people more control over their money. Direct deposit also saves taxpayers millions of dollars. According to the Financial Management Service, if every current federal benefit check recipient switched to direct deposit, it would save taxpayers about $130 million a year.

Over the next two decades, nearly 80 million baby boomers -- about 10,000 per day -- will become eligible for Social Security.

If no changes are made, the Social Security trust fund is projected to deplete its reserves in 2041 and will begin paying out more in benefits that it collects in payroll taxes in 2017.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: babyboomers; genx; retirement; seniors; socialsecurity
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1 posted on 02/12/2008 7:37:23 PM PST by MotleyGirl70
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To: MotleyGirl70

I’m 23. Combining this news story with the imminent election of a liberal (whether it be a Republican or a Democrat) I may as well just bend over and grab my ankles.


2 posted on 02/12/2008 7:39:05 PM PST by Terpfen (Romney's loss in Florida is a catastrophe.)
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To: MotleyGirl70

America, I hardly knew ya.


3 posted on 02/12/2008 7:40:08 PM PST by rednesss (Fred Thompson - 2008)
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To: MotleyGirl70; Elvina; ConservativeTrucker; SavannahJake; PaulZe; AKA Elena; Oshkalaboomboom; ...
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4 posted on 02/12/2008 7:40:28 PM PST by narses (...the spirit of Trent is abroad once more.)
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To: MotleyGirl70

August for me … if I decide to collect before age 65.


5 posted on 02/12/2008 7:42:36 PM PST by doc1019
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To: MotleyGirl70
Wow! How many other baby boomer firsts has Kathleen Casey-Kirschling experienced? Just think of it. All her life she’s been followed by the media. She is the first baby boomer to breathe! May she be the first to fly to Mars! We need to keep up on this.
6 posted on 02/12/2008 7:42:59 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist; traviskicks; RonPaulLives; MinnesotaLibertarian; ProCivitas; ...

yipes


7 posted on 02/12/2008 7:43:25 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (You can't be serious about national security unless you're serious about border security)
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To: rednesss

I’m 24, two boys, and a growing business. I will fight these evil facists with all my guns blazing. I’m sick of this crap...


8 posted on 02/12/2008 7:43:56 PM PST by Chucktallica101
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To: MotleyGirl70
I hafta ask...is there actually a box on the SS application that asks what hour and second you were born at? I mean...is this woman really the first? Is she someone's mother in law on the 'direct deposit' ad campaign?
9 posted on 02/12/2008 7:43:56 PM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them. Jane Austen.)
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To: Terpfen
I’m 23.

Just send me all your money now, sonny, and we'll call it square! ;-)

10 posted on 02/12/2008 7:45:56 PM PST by poindexter
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To: MotleyGirl70

Which magazine in the USA has the greatest circulation? By how much does it beat number 2? Hint: it isn’t MAD.


11 posted on 02/12/2008 7:46:01 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew
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To: poindexter

I’ve got a net worth of $650. If that’s all it takes, deal!


12 posted on 02/12/2008 7:46:34 PM PST by Terpfen (Romney's loss in Florida is a catastrophe.)
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To: Terpfen

I’ve got 30 years of my money gone. You have a chance to stop it.


13 posted on 02/12/2008 7:47:21 PM PST by eyedigress
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To: Terpfen

scary huh,
think about this, the government gives FULL benes to immigrants who never worked in this country, and you guys are being told there won’t be anything for you.


14 posted on 02/12/2008 7:48:21 PM PST by television is just wrong
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To: MotleyGirl70

And so the great robbery of the Generation X begins.

Yet many in my generation are going to voting for Obama in order to keep things the same even tough he talks a good game.

Thanks Democrats (and spineless Republicans too).


15 posted on 02/12/2008 7:48:35 PM PST by The South Texan (The Drive By Media is America's worst enemy and American people don't know it.)
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To: MotleyGirl70
If no changes are made, the Social Security trust fund is projected to deplete its reserves in 2041 and will begin paying out more in benefits that it collects in payroll taxes in 2017.

Fact is, our leaders turned criminals, stole all the money.

16 posted on 02/12/2008 7:48:48 PM PST by dragnet2
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

Considering that we are all in a database somewhere (everywhere), mayhap she won the “I’m first” lottery. ;-)


17 posted on 02/12/2008 7:49:18 PM PST by doc1019
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To: Terpfen
I may as well just bend over and grab my ankles.

I'm too old and lacking the inclination. My grandchildren are way younger then you so they'll probably get your money.

18 posted on 02/12/2008 7:50:32 PM PST by Stentor
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To: Terpfen

“I may as well just bend over and grab my ankles.”

I’m 39, completely “bought-in” and anticipate Zero. You’re welcome to borrow my Velcro wrist straps for your ankles — I don’t need ‘em anymore — I just yawn out of both ends.


19 posted on 02/12/2008 7:50:35 PM PST by Harrius Magnus (Pucker up Mo, and your dhimmi Leftist freaks, here comes your Jizya!)
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To: MotleyGirl70

I’m gonna have to work more overtime to be able to afford this shit.


20 posted on 02/12/2008 7:52:14 PM PST by ToastedHead
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To: qam1

Ping


21 posted on 02/12/2008 7:53:24 PM PST by MotleyGirl70
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To: Chucktallica101
I will fight these evil facists with all my guns blazing. I’m sick of this crap...

Your'e going to fight, with guns a blazing, everyone born between 1946 and 1964 simply because that is when they were born? Cool!

22 posted on 02/12/2008 7:54:11 PM PST by HerrBlucher
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To: doc1019

Doc, It ain’t no lottery. They stole the money by law with promise of giving it back. They lied outright. The best America can hope for is the younger ones getting some control and investing in Wall Street. Even that is unacceptable to the Democrats determined on killing Capitolism.


23 posted on 02/12/2008 7:54:44 PM PST by eyedigress
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To: MotleyGirl70

I can’t carry all these baby boomers. The weight is too heavy now. My back is going to break soon. Will someone rescue me?


24 posted on 02/12/2008 7:54:48 PM PST by writer33 (The U.S. Constitution defines a conservative and Rush Limbaugh knows it.)
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To: Fester Chugabrew

AARP periodical?


25 posted on 02/12/2008 7:54:56 PM PST by Harrius Magnus (Pucker up Mo, and your dhimmi Leftist freaks, here comes your Jizya!)
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To: ToastedHead
I can’t carry all these baby boomers. The weight is too heavy now. My back is going to break soon. Will someone rescue me?

I should've said I hope someone will rescue me. We're thinking alike.

26 posted on 02/12/2008 7:57:10 PM PST by writer33 (The U.S. Constitution defines a conservative and Rush Limbaugh knows it.)
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To: doc1019

I am 1/48. Pay me...


27 posted on 02/12/2008 7:57:14 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (ENERGY CRISIS made in Washington D. C.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

You have a better chance than me. Of course I guess timing is everything.


28 posted on 02/12/2008 7:58:53 PM PST by eyedigress
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To: The South Texan
And so the great robbery of the Generation X begins.

The Boomers were robbed paying for the Greatest Generation's SS, I guess its Gen x's turn to be robbed. Then you can pass the baton to Y and they to Z and they back to A. I would not feel so all alone, everybody must get stoned.

29 posted on 02/12/2008 7:58:56 PM PST by HerrBlucher
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To: Fester Chugabrew

She beat Diane Keaton by 4 days!


30 posted on 02/12/2008 8:01:35 PM PST by Borges
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To: writer33
Will someone rescue me?

You need to take some initiative. How about starting a "Final Solution to the Boomers" movement?

Those effin boomers, how dare they be born when they were.....the nerve!

31 posted on 02/12/2008 8:02:56 PM PST by HerrBlucher
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To: eyedigress

Understand. The reference to a lottery was in reference to her being the “first”. I agree with you otherwise.


32 posted on 02/12/2008 8:04:18 PM PST by doc1019
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To: The South Texan

Obama has proposed a bill where the US will have to pay a WORLD TAX .It will be controlled by ..are you ready ..THE UN !


33 posted on 02/12/2008 8:05:12 PM PST by sonic109
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Paypal on the way … ;-) By the way what is 1/48?


34 posted on 02/12/2008 8:06:20 PM PST by doc1019
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To: Terpfen
Not so fast. Stay vertical for just a second.

We have six kids. Scarcely a day goes by where a statement that begins, “When the revolution comes. . .” doesn’t echo through my house. Also, my 14 y/o Son and I were talking about the gun grabbers (via school shooting) when he looked at me and asked why “my generation” hadn’t learned the lessons of prohibition. (Little bird turd got a charlie horse for that one.)

Point being that hope is not lost.
35 posted on 02/12/2008 8:06:52 PM PST by stentorian conservative
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To: MotleyGirl70

You younger folks should start a TEA party......


36 posted on 02/12/2008 8:07:20 PM PST by goodnesswins (We are not going to let McCain go all the way, when we’ve just had a FIRST date!)
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To: MotleyGirl70

If I move some old people into my house, can I get Boomer Credits on next year’s taxes?


37 posted on 02/12/2008 8:07:26 PM PST by ToastedHead
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To: poindexter
Just send me all your money now, sonny, and we'll call it square! ;-)

You sound just like my dad.

38 posted on 02/12/2008 8:08:55 PM PST by MotleyGirl70
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To: doc1019; Graybeard58
August for me … if I decide to collect before age 65.

April of '09 for me, and I'm going on the teat immediately, basically just to piss off the X-ers on this board. Screw 'em.

39 posted on 02/12/2008 8:09:37 PM PST by ErnBatavia (...forward this to your 10 very best friends....)
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To: MotleyGirl70

I’m in my 50’s and have paid in the max for as long as I can remember. That amount of $ over the years could have really produced in the private markets, but odds are, I’ll not see much of it because I know Gen-X isn’t going to be able to handle the burden facing them. Glad I don’t have to rely on it as many will.


40 posted on 02/12/2008 8:11:09 PM PST by umgud
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To: doc1019

I hear ya. Picking a year to start bashing as they are doing is pathetic. The Boomers are responsible for the wealth, but you won’t hear that.


41 posted on 02/12/2008 8:12:38 PM PST by eyedigress
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To: ErnBatavia

2032 for me. . . oh wait. . . damn.


42 posted on 02/12/2008 8:13:26 PM PST by stentorian conservative
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To: Chucktallica101

Well then fight me and everyone else too while you’re at it. I’ll start collecting too in a few years and I’ll need you to keep paying in just like I paid in for my parents’ generation, and even my parents for my grandparents’ generation. Like it or not. That’s the way it is. We all pay our dues until it’s our time.


43 posted on 02/12/2008 8:13:40 PM PST by DaGman
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To: Terpfen

Those of us after the Boom should each be entitled to a photo and a letter now and then of the Baby Boomer we are being forced to adopt.


44 posted on 02/12/2008 8:13:45 PM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: doc1019; Eric in the Ozarks
By the way what is 1/48?

Sounds to me like born in January 1948....since I'm a 4/47 I'll have it all sucked dry by the time he tries to sign up.

Sorry, Eric...RHIP.

45 posted on 02/12/2008 8:13:52 PM PST by ErnBatavia (...forward this to your 10 very best friends....)
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To: Fester Chugabrew

Don’t forget that Baby Boomers invented sex too!


46 posted on 02/12/2008 8:14:16 PM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: ToastedHead

As long as you don’t get a mortgage you can’t afford, go for it.


47 posted on 02/12/2008 8:14:34 PM PST by eyedigress
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To: eyedigress
You have a chance to stop it.

I've been doing my part at the ballot box, but so far the people I've voted for have gone down in flames. Katherine Harris and Mitt Romney, for example.
48 posted on 02/12/2008 8:14:59 PM PST by Terpfen (Romney's loss in Florida is a catastrophe.)
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To: Fester Chugabrew

It has to be TV guide or Reader’s digest...


49 posted on 02/12/2008 8:15:09 PM PST by lmr (The answers to life don't involve complex solutions.)
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To: DaGman

The number of people paying in is dropping compared to the number of people drawing on it.

Some politicians on the Left have pushed to raise the limits on those forced to contribute. And they’ve silently (or not as vocally) been pushing to end the contributions from those at the low end of the economic scale.


50 posted on 02/12/2008 8:17:19 PM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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