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D. R. ZUKERMAN, proprietor

LIFE ON THE OUTSIDE -
No, he doesn't hear us -- YET!

October 20, 2009 --

My social security check arrived today: October 19. It is cashable October 21 -- provided, of course, my bank does not make me wait another day.

September, the check arrived about the 15th of the month.

With the October check in hand, I went immediately to the office of my congressman: Eliot Engel (who indicated year ago he could not be of help on the Dayton Seaside matter.

(For THE latest D/S development pls see following item.)

An Engel staffer confirmed that MY [very modest] check is not good until October 21.

Indicating to the staffer my sense that Wall Street people get all kinds of money tax dollars from us and we outsiders have to wait two more days, WITHOUT THE MEASLIEST OF DOLLARS, for social security checks that arrive at irregular intervals, I heard him respond: "I hear you."

No, sir, I do not believe that you, your boss, Washington, hear me, don't hear us, today. But, to borrow from William Lloyd Garrison: "WE WILL BE HEARD"

PS: Details of my difficult experience trying to receive proceeds from my social security check next LPR. Here a question for the Goldman Sachs leadership (might as well go straight to the top on this): WHY WON'T BANKS RELEASE PROCEEDS OF OUR SOCIAL SECURITY CHECKS ON THE DATE OF THE CHECKS?