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Government entitlements

To the Editor:

Social  Security is a fully funded benefit, run by the government. That is why the ill-informed can technically call Social Security an entitlement. We receive 2 percent more in our paycheck because the president, through Congress, reduced the Social Security tax by 2 percent.

While the intent is good, the reduction is not funded. It adds to the problem by shorting the fund by billions.

If you must reduce the cost-of-living increase, so be it. First, do the same for government entitlements. Yes, entitlements, because public pensions are not paid for. Some government pensions are fully vested after just five years on the job and retiring at age 62. And some can collect their pension as early as 50 years old.

People, your vote does count. Remove nonperformers, call and write your representative.

John Mayerhofer

Huntley

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