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Another side to the story on ‘double dipping’

June 16, 2012
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Reading the recent letters concerning so called double dipping there is another side to the story.

I have been a public employee for over thirty years and in that time I have paid no Social Security payments, but I have all of my quarters paid in from other jobs in the private sector.

Upon my retirement, I will be penalized 40 percent of my Social Security pension because of "double dipping."

I don't see where this is remotely fair considering I earned all my time from non-public employment.

Ron Gibbons


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