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Poor in Virginia? Just out of luck

Date published: 1/25/2012

Poor in Virginia? Just out of luck

I am a 65-year-old disabled woman whose only income is Social Security disability. Each month is a challenge just to stay alive on the tiny sum I receive.

The cost of living increase I received really wouldn't be much help, but I was grateful considering the economic times. Imagine my dismay to find that my food stamps were reduced because of the Social Security increase. I feel like giving up.

The state of Virginia should be ashamed. There really is no one in government who cares about the poor.

Cheryl White