“One thing we are still working on is cards. Internet security is always a concern so we still take care of all Social Security Cards in person,” he said.
When asked what he planned to do with his time in retirement he gave a wry smile.
“I’m going to have a lot to do. I have jobs piling up at the house that I’m excited to start working on and I want to volunteer at our church,” he said. “My wife is retiring in November and we love to travel so we plan to spend lots of time traveling. We have a daughter in Houston so we’ll spend some time down there.”
His wish for the Social Security Administration is that it become solvent. He believes solving the problem would not be as difficult as politicians claim and the longer Congress waits to fill the funding gap, the more difficult it becomes.
“We knew the Social Security reforms signed by Reagan in ‘83 were not going to be enough,” he said. “But if Congress would just sit down and make the cuts and funding changes we need, it could be fixed.”