They take your money your entire working life but only look at your income for the last year to calculate your "reward".<quoted text>
Makes absolutely no sense, unless you die before you reach retirement age.
Not that I'm complaining about my "reward" having only worked part-time the past four years, but I made a lot more money most of my working life, money I will never see again, and giving a lot of people a pretty good retirement.
The SS agent I talked to said the government's idea of figuring out taxes is like Abbott and Costello's "who's on first"...
...must have been a conservative.