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Cut out abuses

Published: Sunday, April 28, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

Rebutting Bob Rozycki of Crystal Lake (It’s Your Write, April 14).

Mr. Rozycki wondered whether his generation would step up and do the right thing. Obviously, he feels that Social Security and Medicare are “entitlements.” As stated by Ronald Reagan: “Social Security is not an entitlement.” He raised the retirement age to 67 and doubled the amount of contributions for everyone because he knew that the trust fund would not be enough for the size of the “boomers.” So we paid for the Great Generation and we paid for ours.

Instead of trying to dismantle Social Security, why are you not bothered with the trillions of dollars that we have spent to fight two wars for the past 10 years? Why are you not concerned with millionaire politicians who are getting the greatest health care and pensions for themselves and their families? I’ll tell you what entitlements you should be concerned about: people on welfare and having multiple babies; anchor babies by illegal immigrants; people who are receiving Link cards with enormous benefits; frequent flier, uninsured drunks admitted to hospital ICUs because they need to dry out. I’ve worked hard and paid into this, and I want what I paid for. Cut out the abusers. I won’t stop you from donating your Social Security when the time comes.

Louise Canzolino


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