Your Government at Work (Social Security Outrages Continue)

Remember this? Sure you do. Guess what? It's still happening: The Social Security Administration, which announced in April that it would stop trying to collect debts from the children of people who were allegedly overpaid benefits decades ago, has continued to demand such payments and now defends that practice in court documents. After The Washington Post …

Your Government at Work (Social Security Outrages Division)

Using our taxpayer dollars, the government of the United States is confiscating tax refunds of those whose relatives (often their parents) may have received Social Security overpayments. In cases when parents have gotten the overpayments, the federal government sometimes goes after some surviving children, but not others. From the story: No one seems eager to take credit …

The “Reality-Based Community” Should Stop Calling Itself “Reality-Based”

Proving anew that there is no bottom to demagoguery, some allegedly "reality-based" Democrats are now calling for an increase in Social Security benefits. I'd like for retired people to be able to get more money, but the demands for increased benefits show a lack of understanding regarding the state of Social Security, and unless the …