That’s what Social Security Commissioner Michael Astrue is calling the expected avalanche of applications from the post-World War II generation. The "first" Baby Boomer, a retired school teacher from New Jersey, born one second after midnight on January 1, 1946 ,applied for Social Security benefits Monday, signaling the start of an expected avalanche of applications from the post World War II generation. An estimated 10,000 people a day will become eligible for Social Security benefits over the next two decades, Commissioner Astrue said. The Social Security trust fund, if left alone, is projected to go broke in 2041.

And now it’s up to the politicians.

Here is a link to the story carried by Yahoo with a hat tip to Mario Cinardi, World Financial Group.