I received a notice from the Social Security Administration that I would need a text-enabled cellphone to access the Social Security web page (ssa.gov/myaccount). Something about two-factor authentication, as required by an “executive order.”
So the same people who tell me I can vote without providing ANY identification, also tell me I need two-factor identification to access my Social Security account?
I did try to call Social Security to ask about this policy, particularly since I don’t have a cellphone. But after five minutes talking to a machine, I got, “Your wait time is an hour and fifteen minutes.”
For those of us without the need or desire for a text-enabled cellphone, or who can’t afford them, this amounts to another tax. Worse, those “tax revenues” go straight into the coffers of the cell phone companies.
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David W. Langford, Richland