Re­mem­ber, the govern­ment works for us

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

RE: Widow chal­lenges feds over CPP ben­e­fits (May 1)

I’m so sorry to hear of Jil­ian’s loss at such a young age, just 10 weeks shy of be­ing el­i­gi­ble to qual­ify for CPP. I would love to meet the per­son or per­sons who pulled that num­ber and said this is the cut-off, I would want to know why not age 30 or 34? To me, a lay per­son, that is not the point. I think what should be looked at is how many years your late hus­band con­trib­uted to CPP and in­stead of wait­ing un­til you’re 65 or are they hop­ing you pass be­fore age 65 you should re­ceive his ben­e­fits now.

Our govern­ment ac­tu­ally works for us, we elect and pay them.

An­other sce­nario is that back in the early ’90s I di­vorced my hus­band and he had to pay child sup­port. My ex-hus­band was taxed on his in­come and when he paid child sup­port I was taxed again, some­thing called dou­ble dip­ping, by our very own govern­ment.

If Jil­ian is fight­ing the feds, she should ask them what they did with all the money they stole from thou­sands of peo­ple, and they can’t help her. He­len Geer, Hamil­ton

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