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Letters to the Editor

Spin the seniors

To the Editor:

Are you on Social Security today? Are you 55 years old today? If you answered “yes” to either question, why are you scared to death by the Democrats with their lies about reforming Social Security when it will not impact your benefits. Do you really believe the Democratic political ad depicting Paul Ryan of pushing grandma over the cliff as if any change to save Social Security will kill you? Well, like Yogi Bear, “I’m smarter than the average bear!”

When Obama takes $716 billion from Medicare to fund Obamacare, will this increase the life of Social Security? No, but the Democratic spin is that attacking “waste and fraud” will strengthen the program; but has government ever found billions in waste and fraud in any program and eliminated it.

Seniors have passed-on, leaving the next generation better off. But will today’s seniors be the last generation able leave our children and grandchildren a better life? How can seniors be against reforming Social Security when America has a debt of $16-plus trillion. What is a trillion dollars? Well, it’s a million million. It’s a thousand billion. It’s a one followed by 12 zeros. I can’t remember the word trillion in my childhood vocabulary, but today our grandchildren must live with this word every day.

On Aug. 15, President Barack Obama’s executive order allowed 1.2 million illegal immigrants to get a Social Security number via the DREAM Act.  The current Democratic Party is not your father’s (or grandfather’s) Democratic Party.

Robert Meale

Woodstock

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