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boppers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-15-11 11:06 PM
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20. I used to live on $120/m
It's a hard life, but possible. Adding the costs of meds, though... that could be *really* tough.
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  -Social Security makes $8B in improper payments in 2009, including $6.5B in overpayments alp227  Jun-14-11 07:42 PM   #0 
  - And Republicans want to reduce Social Security staff?  LiberalFighter   Jun-14-11 08:00 PM   #1 
  - I don't know about reducing the staff, but it is clear that some people need to be replaced.  Warrior Dash   Jun-14-11 08:03 PM   #2 
     - It's not that people need to be replaced. It's that information needs to be shared and coordinated  No Elephants   Jun-15-11 04:16 AM   #11 
        - WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH STAFF!  Joe Bacon   Jun-16-11 12:12 AM   #22 
           - Where in Reply 11 did you see so much as a hint that I think Social Security is overstaffed,  No Elephants   Jun-16-11 03:05 AM   #28 
  - Note that they're putting "supplemental income for the very poor" under "improper payments."  joshcryer   Jun-14-11 08:10 PM   #3 
  - "most of the overpayments went to people who did not report all their resources"  boppers   Jun-14-11 08:33 PM   #5 
  - I saw that but I think it's still weasely.  joshcryer   Jun-15-11 12:40 AM   #8 
  - Why is it bullshit? There's a finite amount of money for these programs.  No Elephants   Jun-15-11 04:24 AM   #12 
     - My BIL is disabled and gets $550/m for SSI  eilen   Jun-15-11 07:13 AM   #15 
     - I used to live on $120/m  boppers   Jun-15-11 11:06 PM   #20 
     - Did you live on the street?  bitchkitty   Jun-16-11 02:14 AM   #26 
     - I am all for increasing the amount of SSI for everyone. I think that,  No Elephants   Jun-16-11 02:48 AM   #27 
     - SSI reduces payments based on other sources of income.  Joe Bacon   Jun-16-11 12:20 AM   #24 
        - ? In Replies 3 and 8, Joshcryer claimed it was "bullshit" to reduce a recipient's  No Elephants   Jun-16-11 03:12 AM   #29 
  - Even a birthday card with $25 in it is supposed to be reported. n/t  Mnemosyne    Jun-15-11 02:03 AM   #9 
     - Meh. No one reports and there is no realistic way for govt to find out that info.  No Elephants   Jun-15-11 04:25 AM   #13 
     - While there may be no way for the government to find out, it is still fraud  kelly1mm   Jun-15-11 01:50 PM   #19 
        - Um, where did I say it was not fraud & where did I say anything at all about corporations or big  No Elephants   Jun-16-11 03:20 AM   #30 
     - Link to where $25 in a birthday card is required to be reported?  boppers   Jun-15-11 11:09 PM   #21 
        - See  Joe Bacon   Jun-16-11 12:23 AM   #25 
        - So, not $25. eom  boppers   Jun-16-11 03:20 PM   #34 
        - It says gifts on the website. n/t  Mnemosyne    Jun-16-11 11:13 AM   #32 
  - AFAIK, survivors benefits (kids and widows or widowers) are paid under  No Elephants   Jun-15-11 04:10 AM   #10 
  - that is not what they are talking about.  mopinko   Jun-15-11 09:24 AM   #18 
  - SSI is a separate program  Joe Bacon   Jun-16-11 12:18 AM   #23 
  - I can already see the movie they make from this...  buckrogers1965   Jun-14-11 08:15 PM   #4 
  - Gee, they don't mention that some of that gets repaid...  HuskiesHowls   Jun-14-11 08:53 PM   #6 
  - This has been going on for years. It happened to me nearly 40 years ago.  yellowcanine   Jun-14-11 09:20 PM   #7 
  - Had you reported your marriage to Social Security? If not, how was anyone supposed to find out?  No Elephants   Jun-15-11 04:31 AM   #14 
     - I don't remember but am fairly sure I did because my wife took my name and we submitted the change  yellowcanine   Jun-15-11 08:29 AM   #17 
        - Was your wife collecting Social Security, too? If not, why would you have submitted a name change  No Elephants   Jun-16-11 03:48 AM   #31 
  - I'd Question  RobinA   Jun-15-11 07:22 AM   #16 
  - I'm betting that all the right-wing talking heads are using this headline...  Gormy Cuss   Jun-16-11 11:35 AM   #33 

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