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August 21, 2014

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Letter to the editor:

Entitlements are in need of repair

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The proposed changes to our entitlement programs are required to preserve these programs for current and future generations.

The way benefits for Social Security are calculated should be set to maintain our current standard of living, but not to improve on it upon retirement. Raising the age minimums for Social Security and Medicare should not harm those forced to retire early because of health reasons, since these programs offer both disability insurance and expanded Medicaid coverage under Obamacare.

The Democratic objections to these reasonable reforms on these third-rail issues is in order for them to get re-elected. They figure they will be safely retired on their six-figure congressional pensions and health coverage when these programs go bankrupt. How self-serving!

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  1. President Obama and the majority of the advisors surrounding him and the democrats he calls his friends won't reform entitlements if they can help it. Not on his watch. The GOP's only leverage to get this done is the debt ceiling. To be continued. Stay tuned.

    CarmineD

  2. Do not count on the current crop of cowardly and wimpy Republicrats to stop the wild spending going on in the pig-sty known as Washington, DC! It will take the mid-term elections to oust them and bring in Conservatives with the back-bone and spine to confront Osama Obama and his fellow travelers and to stop them in their tracks. The parasitic class in the USA has grown to epic proportions and clamors for "more" at every turn. More handouts, food stamps, housing subsidies, "free" contraceptives, health care and a bigger nanny-state. They want you to work to produce the things they want and they want them for "free" because that's only "fair." And they have a lowlife in the White House who plays their tune. Time to cut the strings on his guitar!

  3. "You republicans are living in la-la land." @ Teamster

    No Obama-land. Oz and Wonder.

    CarmineD

  4. "President Obama won by one of the largest Electoral College margins in history and won a majority of the popular vote." @ Motorsports

    Electoral college is skewed in favor of the democratic states. Obama won by one of the smallest popular vote margins in the history of presidential elections for second termers.

    CarmineD