Disgusting! Those who marry and divorce several times are rewarded by the government by their collecting social security based on the biggest earner of their multiple spouses. No wonder there's an avalanche of divorces.
And no wonder social security's going broke. The author is wrong when she states "the fact that you collect benefits won't impact what anyone else can collect". Two or three former spouses eat up the cash in the social security pool by 2-3 times that only one spouse should be collecting on!
Another shocker - "You can be married and still collect survivor benefits". What?! So now the government encourages widows/widowers to get married and collect benefits on a former spouse? This is sheer crazyness.