Jun 26, 2014

Congressman Introduces Bill To Halt Service Cuts -- It's Going Nowhere

     A Democratic Congressman from Iowa is introducing legislation which would require that Social Security continue offering Social Security number printouts and benefits verification letters at the agency's field offices. Of course, the legislation has no chance of advancing.
     Update: And Senator Grassley (R-IA) expresses his concern. Undoubtedly, he blames Social Security management. It couldn't possibly be Social Security's appropriation.


Anonymous said...

The article says that the bill affects SSA offices in Iowa. If it passes (ha ha) we can just send everyone to Iowa...

What I would like to know is where were these politician in the Joanne Barnhart years when she stopped stewardship workloads of SSI income and resource redeterminations and medical CDR's. That could have saved a great deal of funds by reducing or stopping payments to people who no longer qualified.

Anonymous said...

Charles--it is NOT the appropriation. Top management making bad decision to cut these services. Just made a decision they were no longer "core services" out of thin air. Tremendously overestimating time and productivity savings in field offices. They will be minimal but the numbers of ticked off public visitors will hit all time highs.