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Social security closures show 'callous disregard'

Social security closures show 'callous disregard'

When American workers contribute to Social Security with every paycheck, they aren’t just earning future benefits. They’re also paying for high quality customer service at Social Security field offices around the country.

For decades, that’s exactly what Social Security beneficiaries received. But in recent years, congressional Republicans have gotten in the way, starving the Social Security Administration (SSA) of the funding it needs to properly administer the program. Among its many harms, the underfunding and other efforts to undermine service have resulted in office closures around the country, including right here in Baltimore.

North Baltimore’s Social Security office is...