John Hovestadt: Shame on the government


What is wrong with U.S. government officials? Have they gone completely crazy in Washington, D.C.?

First, they steal Social Security payments from retired postal workers with something called “offset” and “windfall,” even though we were fully covered with more than 40 quarters of required coverage for retirement.

Now, I read that Social Security payments have been paid to ex-Nazi SS soldiers, ever since World War II. Those same Nazis, who they released and sent back to Europe, went to northern Italy and Yugoslavia. That is where they had caused all the trouble in Trieste, Italy, during World War II.

Shame on those government officials for paying Social Security benefits all those years and for stealing my wife’s and my earned Social Security benefits.

John Hovestadt, Auburn