I was pleased to see Sallye Sickman’s letter (4/8, “Begone with the ‘windfall’“) regarding H.R.235, the Social Security Fairness Act. I, too, have been hit hard by the present laws.
I worked two and three jobs for many years to support my family while going to night school to complete my degrees. When I took a position in education, I kept my night job for an additional 11 years.
My reward? A deduction of about $1,250 a month on my Social Security, leaving me barely enough to cover the Medicare payments.
There is something wrong with a system that punishes hard work while rewarding many with no desire to even get a job. No wonder our country is in so much trouble these days.