Monday, October 22, 2007

First Boomer Applies for Social Security


Retired New Jersey school teacher Kathleen Casey-Kirschling, born at midnight on Jan. 1, 1946, applied for her government pension this week to much fanfare. Kathleen's simple act signals the start of a surge never before seen by the Social Security Administration.

"The baby boomers, there are 80 million of them and the first one has already filed for retirement benefits," said Social Security Administrator Norm Franker. "And she filed online, and we've built a new online system to help with the tsunami."

The Onion comments:

"Wait a second. Not only do I have to pay to keep them safe from terrorists, I have to pay so they can retire, too?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great! First global warming and now the Boomers are retiring. We're all doomed!