paying dead people

Throwing money down the toilet

As of September 2014, the Social Security Administration was still issuing benefit payments to 266 people who were using a SSN that said they were born before June 16, 1901.

They were born before 1901? That would make the 266 individuals at least 114 years old! Hmm. That's strange, because there are only 35 people over the age of 112--in the entire world.

The government is continuing to pay millions of dollars a year to people who are long since dead?

Am I surprised? Are you?