Wednesday, March 3

This is why government costs so much


I lost my Social Security Card years ago.

I needed one for a job application, so I went to the local office and applied for a new one.

Yesterday I got a letter in the mail telling me that I had applied for a new Social Security Card.

Really?

Thus spake the rabbit.

3 comments:

tom said...

Reminds me of the latest census questionnaire. Q1 asks how many people were living in your house on such-and-such a date. Q2 asks how many people were living in your house on such-and-such a date (same date) THAT YOU NEGLECTED TO MENTION. What the—?

Applecart T. said...

it's actually to make sure some fraudulent a-hole isn't trying to do it for you and steal your IDre. i appreciate this service! : )

Le Grand Lapin said...

But by the time the letter is on its way, the worker-bee at the SS office has seen my passport, my driver license and verified my request against the bureau's records for my number versus my address and issued a letter stating that the number does, in fact, belong to me. My new employer used that to set up my payroll records. If someone can do an end-run around that level of certainty, then why do we bother with it at all?