Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Letters to the Editor

July 2, 2012

SSI shouldn’t finance lottery, ATVs

As a person who has worked 46 years before retiring, why is the so-called SSI (Social Security Supplemental Income) supporting people who are buying new cars, new four wheelers, and the money to play lottery, which I’ve seen as much as $20 at a time played.

Is there no one investigating these people who have been on the so called give-away program who have no thought of trying to find a job. I didn’t know that the SSI plan was a retirement program. No wonder the country is $16 trillion in debt.

Stop that one program that is taking care of dead beats and billions would be saved. Just a thought.

Edd Wolfe

War

 

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