Tag Archives: Social Security Administration

The Redemption Unit

Inspired by our pal Dan Kennedy, who just published his first piece at Medium, the copycatting staff has just publish its first piece there. Preview: The Redemption Unit Adventures in the Social (In)Security Meltdown of 1975 Prologue I got my … Continue reading

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U.S. Government Ineptitude? Hah! I Stole A Pen From The SSA 40 Years Ago And It Still Writes

Rants about federal government ineptitude – read Obamacare – are all the rage these days. But wait . . . Back in the ’70s, the hard scrabbling staff worked at the Social Security Administration (civil service tests being the last … Continue reading

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Curses! No More Cursive!!

From our Late to the Party desk First, full disclosure: The hardwriting staff’s penmanship is a total mess, thanks to filling out thousands of Social Security Administration forms in the mid-’70s to get welfare recipients off the hook for overpayments … Continue reading

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The Redemption Unit, VII

(Previously on The Redemption Unit: I, II, III, IV, V, VI) Pay It Backward When the last claimant’s benefits had been redetermined and the government added up its losses, it immediately decided to recoup them by initiating the Overpayment Recovery Program. Letters went out – … Continue reading

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Doing Good Before Doing Well

In these parlous economic times, college graduates are turning toward public service jobs to tide them over until private sector jobs bounce back. From Wednesday’s New York Times: In 2009 alone, 16 percent more young college graduates worked for the … Continue reading

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