Letter writer Eugen Sura tells the Arizona Republic:
I recently decided to replace my wallet-weary, wash-cycle-surviving Social Security card. After the necessary phone call, I was assured that my replacment card would be mailed in two weeks.
Imagine my complete surprise and amazement when the card arrived in what we used to call (I’m 87) a penny postcard with my cut-out card, including my Social Security number, address, etc., for the whole world to see.
I admire our government officials for their prudent attempt to save money, but how much would an envelope cost?
The Social Security Administration needs to get a grip and use envelopes.
UPDATE: Let’s just say that Arizona is not the best place to be mailing Social Security cards with the numbers visible.