Letter to the Editor

Your view: A solution

Friday, November 11, 2005

Dear Mike,

I think someone that has the voice you have could fix Social Security. How? Any disability Social Security payments, medical bills, administrative cost, etc., related to smoking 42 years like me would get their funding from tobacco settlements instead of from Social Security funds. I worked and smoked all those years and my medical bills are going to be paid for by my insurance which is employer provided and my disability payments will come from Social Security. All those Social Security dollars paid in by my employer and myself and my medical insurance payments by my former employer and myself would be reduced. You would get the cigarette companies' attention and fix Social Security funding problems. The money I paid in along with my employer could remain in Social Security to help others.

George A. Morris