By pushing uneasy seniors into digital banking, we could be paving the way for more fraud ó and wasted taxpayer dollars. More importantly, the switch could mean a lapse in benefits ó a devastating consequence for those living paycheck to paycheck.
Congress should act now with legislation directing the U.S. Treasury to continue providing paper checks to beneficiaries who need them. We need to equip seniors and disabled Americans with a choice that works for them instead of forcing them into a system thatís convenient for the government.
John Runyan is executive director of Consumers for Paper Options in Washington, D.C.
Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.