Well, I finally done it - Social Security, it ain't social, and it ain't security.

Snattlerake

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Due to COVID and my back and my heart and, and, I retired. I was always figuring on getting something to tide us over but that damn Obiden et al. has really screwed up my plans. Last time I saw $4 gas was when I gave up my dream of easy city living to my wife who wanted to go back to my farm house and still commute 75 miles to OKC. Dumbest thing we ever did but it taught her a lesson. As a kid, I was farming 800 acres under tillage and another 1,000 in pasture. My grandma owned all of it except for the 160 we lived on. When my grandmother died she divided all of it to the three daughters my mother being one of them and the only one living on the land and the only farmer in the group. Ten years later, dad retires from farming and leases our ground to my cousin to farm. I tried to tell wifey the logistic would not work but she hated the city and I being a dutiful hubby decided to stay married.

Gasa hit $4 gallon and we are going broke. Especially with my job. I was managing the security department and was verbally promised assistance and bonuses that never materialized even though I fulfilled my part. We moved back to town and had to file for bankruptcy. In going back to OKC we did much better financially and paid off our debts 5 years sooner than the court provided for us.

Now, after another 12 years of technician service and installation work and several almost life threatening injuries and a heart attack, and COVID, I'm soooooo done.

Today, I finally applied for yech, government assistance. I figured it up, after medicare and others take their share, I get to keep a few bucks per month for a soda and maybe a pack of gum.
 

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Due to COVID and my back and my heart and, and, I retired. I was always figuring on getting something to tide us over but that damn Obiden et al. has really screwed up my plans. Last time I saw $4 gas was when I gave up my dream of easy city living to my wife who wanted to go back to my farm house and still commute 75 miles to OKC. Dumbest thing we ever did but it taught her a lesson. As a kid, I was farming 800 acres under tillage and another 1,000 in pasture. My grandma owned all of it except for the 160 we lived on. When my grandmother died she divided all of it to the three daughters my mother being one of them and the only one living on the land and the only farmer in the group. Ten years later, dad retires from farming and leases our ground to my cousin to farm. I tried to tell wifey the logistic would not work but she hated the city and I being a dutiful hubby decided to stay married.

Gasa hit $4 gallon and we are going broke. Especially with my job. I was managing the security department and was verbally promised assistance and bonuses that never materialized even though I fulfilled my part. We moved back to town and had to file for bankruptcy. In going back to OKC we did much better financially and paid off our debts 5 years sooner than the court provided for us.

Now, after another 12 years of technician service and installation work and several almost life threatening injuries and a heart attack, and COVID, I'm soooooo done.

Today, I finally applied for yech, government assistance. I figured it up, after medicare and others take their share, I get to keep a few bucks per month for a soda and maybe a pack of gum.

Social Security, in my opinion, is not government assistance (well, they do 'manage' the program). It's a savings account that you & your employer paid into for many years. Use it with your head held high!!

Congrats!


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I agree with xseler. SS is something you paid for and earned by working. The government forced you and your employer to contribute YOUR money to the program. It's YOUR money you're getting back. Just like MediCare.

I can apply for my SS payments in Sep and should get my first check in Jan. It's about damn time I got MY money back. I don't feel bad about that at all and neither should you.
 

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Good for you, cuz! You deserve it! And, hell yes, you earned it. You worked your butt off all these years, letting the gubment use your money interest-free. It's time you got some rewards! Now, we need to get together ... for more than one reason. You're still holding a package for me, after all!

CONGRATS!!!
 

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Congrats! I'm getting my first check, hopefully if brandon doesn't screw something up, this month. Went as early as I could since FRA is almost 5 years away and no guarantee the poiliticos wont piss it away before then.
 

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Social Security, in my opinion, is not government assistance (well, they do 'MIS-manage' the program). It's a savings account that you & your employer paid into for many years. Use it with your head held high!!

Congrats!


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Congrats

Get what you can and enjoy it


I talked with the goobermint mushroom on Wed and got Wif signed up.

I will ride the Covid train and keep my company insurance as long as possible, or as long as Wifs cancer treatments last.

Mine SS is filled out, just have to submit with start date.
 

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I know people that get government money that never worked. I do not know how they do it all are addicts.

I hope it helps you @Snattlerake
Since I was a teen I never counted on the Gov. to supply me anything.
I also aged and kept the mindset that by the time I was old enough to collect SS they would have it all messed up or gone.

I also did not think I would make it past 35.
 

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