In a statement of the obvious,
old man river presidential candidate John McCain has said some bad things about the Social Security System. Besides the fact it’s “a disgrace”, he’s a little ticked off he is only receiving $1,930 a month… oh, in case you forgot, his wife is worth $100 million, give or take a few bucks.
In 2007, he received benefits of $23,157 from Social Security, approximately $1,930 a month. The maximum monthly benefit under Social Security is $2,185. Social Security benefits are determined by age at retirement.
McCain, who is 71, has received benefits since he was 65.
Last week, McCain told observers at a town-hall meeting in Portsmouth, Ohio, “Americans have got to understand that we are paying present-day retirees with the taxes paid by young workers … and that’s a disgrace.”
B.J. Jarrett from the Social Security Administration said that individuals can refuse retirement benefits.
No shit it’s broken. It’s been broken for years, and after Dubbya’s 8 years in office, it’s completely tanked. /rant.