Boomers On Social Security

American Voices ISSUE 43•43 Oct 22, 2007

The first U.S. baby boomer, born one second after midnight on January 1, 1946, has applied for Social Security benefits. What do you think?

  • “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?”

    Randy Venable –
    Stenograher

  • “Things may look bleak right now but with our next postwar bubble of vigorous economic growth, it should be 1946 all over again in no time.”

    Mary Errett –
    Clothing Salesperson

  • “Fuck it. If this Social Security ship is about to sink, I'm telling Amy I love her!”

    Colin Halverson –
    Systems Analyst