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Being a vet no help in getting assistance

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion I’m writing this letter in response to some of the ungratefulness of the state of New York and the federal government. I have lost my food stamps and am finding it very hard to get some assistance for my rent. I’m ashamed to admit that I’m a veteran of this country when all I have come to expect from these organizations is little to no help.I’m told I make too much money. It may look that way on paper. I’m not getting what it states I’m getting from Social Security. The last two 2-percent cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) went to Medicare; I did not receive those COLAs. I’m still trying to live on the same net income I have been living for the past four years. I have no idea why everybody asks for gross income when you don’t have that to live on. I think it’s just a way for you to be denied the help you are seeking.I’m thinking at this point in time of packing up some of my belongings and giving up my citizenship and moving to Canada, where at least I’m sure they treat their citizens with a lot less callousness than this country and state does.I would like to say thanks to our government, country, state and local — for nothing. What gets me, too, is that if I just come to this country without working one day here, without paying taxes here and never serving, I would be given the maximum that could be given. Sorry to be a natural citizen and veteran of this country.Peter ManningRotterdamMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusCar hits garage in Rotterdam Sunday morning; Garage, car burnlast_img read more

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