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Social Security commissioner to leave in February
Associated Press ^ | 1-26-2013 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER

Posted on 01/28/2013 5:55:16 PM PST by haffast

WASHINGTON (AP) — Social Security Commissioner Michael J. Astrue says he will step down in February after completing his six-year term. Astrue's departure gives President Barack Obama the opportunity to name a new head to the federal government's largest program.

Astrue's term was marked by increasingly dire warnings about the long-term financial health of the massive retirement and disability program. Astrue worked to reduce backlogs of people applying for disability claims, despite a big surge in applications since the recession.

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Social Security commissioners serve six-year terms. Astrue was nominated in 2007 by former President George W. Bush. The term of Obama's nominee would last beyond his presidency, if the person serves a full term. There was no word Monday on Obama's choice.

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It'll be Dear Leader's choice to head the fed's largest program.
1 posted on 01/28/2013 5:55:19 PM PST by haffast
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To: haffast

Well the next Obama butt-kisser better be ready to fire on fellow citizens. Yes, I know it’s social security but president Hate America has so many agencies buying up weapons and ammo,,,it’s a valid point.


2 posted on 01/28/2013 6:49:41 PM PST by austinaero
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To: haffast

I’ve got to say that the Social Security Administration has worked efficiently for me, even correcting upward a credit error, and my checks arrive on time.

A much improved agency after the disasters of the 70’s and onward when incompetents were hired because of race, not skill.

I had several older cousins who were career Soc. Sec. employees and we got the inside story long, long ago.

Hope they stay efficient and well run. That would be a nice change for once re the government.


3 posted on 01/29/2013 12:11:22 AM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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