Denying People Social Security

Posted on June 8, 2015


The “No Social Security for Nazis Act” kicked in January, 2015, and it ended retirement payments for four beneficiaries.

While I agree that we should not give Social Security to war criminals, I am very uneasy about denying Social Security to “suspected” anybody.

These four people were apparently not convicted or charged with crimes. To stop their Social Security sets a disturbing precedent. People can be suspected of many things, and this would allow the possibility of saving a lot of money by invalidating the rights of suspects after having paid a large amount into the system.

First, before stopping Social Security payments, charges should be made and a trial held. Second, we are innocent until proven guilty.

Some people in our federal government are so set on reducing spending that they trample on individual rights.

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