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prodigals0n Donating Member (174 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-27-10 04:50 PM
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N.J. workers to face reductions in Supplemental Security Income benefits
More of Chris Christie's draconian cuts hurting the most vulnerable people in the state again.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Chris Christie.

N.J. workers to face reductions in Supplemental Security Income benefits

Published: Monday, December 27, 2010, 5:38 PM Updated: Monday, December 27, 2010, 5:39 PM

By Chris Megerian/Statehouse Bureau

"When head trauma from a car accident left Lorraine Bordo unable to work as a real estate agent, she turned to the government for help. For almost two decades, she has received Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, which helps the elderly and the disabled make ends meet.

But now that help is drying up. Bordo is one of about 5,970 New Jerseyans whose SSI payments will be cut next month because the state eliminated $6.7 million in subsidies. The average cut per person is $209.

...

Bordo said she was furious when she learned about the cut to her SSI payment, and drove to the Toms River Social Security office to ask an employee there what happened.

"I said, wait a minute, who authorized this?" she said. "She said, Christie. "


And as always with Chris Christie, it gets worse (unless, of course, you're a millionaire.)
Please read the rest of the article at this link:
http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010/12/nj_workers_to_...
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