A piece of the pie

Antelope Valley Press (Sunday) - - Opinion -

I’m con­fused. If I with­draw funds my bank sav­ings ac­count more than six times in a month, the Fed hits me with a penalty.

One of the rea­sons for this is to force me to save money; after all, it’s a sav­ings ac­count. I’ve got that part of it. Sec­ond verse dif­fer­ent from the first. When I reach a cer­tain age, (which I’ve reached) the Fed said cer­tain re­tire­ment funds must be “dis­trib­uted” an­nu­ally. The right-hand says save. The left-hand says gimme a slice of your re­tire­ment pie.

Let’s com­pound this crime. Be­cause I have a county pen­sion, I lose 75% of my so­cial se­cu­rity. I worked two jobs for years. I paid into so­cial se­cu­rity.

Happy New Year Un­cle Sam. En­joy my pie. Stu­art A. Can­nold

Sierra Vista, Ariz.

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