Being naive and never thinking about getting old, I never gave much thought to our Social Security system, that is, until I received a check for the grand sum of $255.
The money represents burial expenses for my wife of 38 years.
She was 54 at the time of her death and started paying into Social Security as a teen-ager and continued to pay until the time of her death.
I'm at a loss as to why our government can squander billions of dollars for foreign governments while its hard-working citizens end up with next to nothing after working a lifetime.
ARTHUR J. BREZAE