McCain Collects Social Security

July 21st, 2008  |  Published in Social Security  |  2 Comments

Presidential hopeful John McCain agrees with many expert’s opinions that the Social Security program is in trouble. In fact, he called it “a disgrace,” but that doesn’t stop him from cashing the checks the SSA sends him. In 2007, he received $1,930 a month in benefits and has received benefits for the last six years.

The fact that McCain’s wife earned $6 million and has a net worth of about $100 million is a sign that something is very wrong. The SSA is supposed to limit benefits if you earn above a certain amount but I suppose the McCains have some accounting guru working that all out for them.

  

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  1. Todd says:

    July 21st, 2008 at 1:32 pm (#)

    Interesting post. I don’t know much about Mccain, but I think if you’re above a certain age your benefits aren’t reduced based on earned income. I’d be interested to know if he took social security early, “on time”, or late. 🙂

  2. rks says:

    July 26th, 2008 at 2:44 pm (#)

    He is not getting SS benefits for his wife. He is getting for himself. And the amount he is gettig is based on the income HE earned. Nothing wrong with that. That is how the system is supposed to work. Just because one’s wife is rich, does not mean one should not get SS benefits.