How to Terminate your Social Security Number.............. http://www.dailypaul.com/node/79492
Interesting call to the Social Security Administration today Posted January 17th, 2009 by juliusbragg
So I've been contemplating turning in my social security number, in order to stop being a Federal United States employee, so I called the SSA today just to see what they would say.
SSA: Hello this is Dorothy, how may I help you?
ME: Hello Dorothy, I recently learned that Social Security is a voluntary insurance program, and that I may terminate my SS number at any time and get out of it, my question is, do I get all of my money back that I payed in when I turn in my number?
SSA: (pissy) No
ME: So I'd probably have to file suit for that?
ME: one more question, is there a SSA form that I fill out to cancel my number?
SSA: hold on let me check... (2 minutes)
ME: I'm here
SSA: we don't have a form for that, you would have to send in a letter and your card. (much nicer attitude for some reason)
ME: O.K., I was surprised to find out it was voluntary, I always thought it was mandatory to have a number.
SSA: Are you in the United States
ME: do you mean in the United States as defined as the District of Columbia, or do you just mean one of the states?
SSA: one of the states (no hesitation or surprise in her voice)
ME: oh, one of the states
SSA: yeah it actually is mandatory to have one if your not paying into another pension program to the federal or state government.
ME: Oh, you mean if I'm a state or Federal Employee?
SSA: Yes ME: Oh, ok, yeah, I'm not a State or Federal employee, ok, thanks for your time. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Let's be honest: you'll never win the lottery.
On the other hand, the chances are pretty good that you'll slave away at some miserable job the rest of your life. That's because you were in all likelihood born into the wrong social class. Let's face it — you're a member of the working caste. Sorry!
As a result, you don't have the education, upbringing, connections, manners, appearance, and good taste to ever become one of us. In fact, you'd probably need a book the size of the yellow pages to list all the unfair advantages we have over you. That's why we're so relieved to know that you still continue to believe all those silly fairy tales about "justice" and "equal opportunity" in America.
Of course, in a hierarchical social system like ours, there's never been much room at the top to begin with. Besides, it's already occupied by us — and we like it up here so much that we intend to keep it that way. But at least there's usually someone lower in the social hierarchy you can feel superior to and kick in the teeth once in a while. Even a lowly dishwasher can easily find some poor slob further down in the pecking order to sneer and spit at. So be thankful for migrant workers, prostitutes, and homeless street people.
Always remember that if everyone like you were economically secure and socially privileged like us, there would be no one left to fill all those boring, dangerous, low-paid jobs in our economy. And no one to fight our wars for us, or blindly follow orders in our totalitarian corporate institutions. And certainly no one to meekly go to their grave without having lived a full and creative life. So please, keep up the good work!
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