I recently applied for social security; and received my benefits statement in the mail today.
I was somewhat disgusted that my first check won't arrive until about two months past my sixty-second birthday.....I have big plans for blowing that first check on a shopping spree in New York. Alas, it won't be in August, but probably October. I'll have to make sure my friend in the big city will put me up for a few days then. Can't waste valuable shopping money on a hotel room. I'm sure she'll be fine with it, and New York is lovely in Autumn. I plan to buy all the summer clothing I can put my hands on, as by autumn, I'm hopeful our plans to move to Louisiana or Mississippi will actually materialize. Short of Gary, Indiana or Fargo, North Dakota, I can't think of a more stinking place to live than Milwaukee.
It was a little disconcerting to see how much money my monthly social security check will actually be. Thank God I don't have to live on it, and I have another pension check coming in. Otherwise, I'd be looking at low income elderly housing instead of browsing real estate listings in the deep south. Did I mention my husband is a doctor. That helps, too!
Regardless, after thirty plus years in the workforce, I wouldn't exactly say my social life could be considered secure at the rate they're going to pay me. But I won't be eating dog food, either.
I am very happy I'm collecting this benefit at the first available moment. I don't trust the republicans to leave social security intact; but it will be much harder for them to come after my money if I'm already collecting the benefit. I also don't trust the local yokels here in Milwaukee to not tamper with my pension here, either. It's a sad day when the country you live in is viewed to be totally corrupt and out to f*ck over its citizenry.
What happened to America? Where did it go?
Down with the Ruling Class!
Throw the bastards out on their ASS!