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Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 6:01 am, Thu Dec 20, 2012.

Thinking this is a country "by the people, for the people," I find it confusing when our government wants to cut entitlements for Medicare and Social Security.

There are five retired presidents, five retired vice presidents, 10,251 retired House members, 154 retired Senators and three retired Supreme Court Justices. Go online and see just how much they receive in retirement benefits. It boggles the mind.

It's time to also cut our government's entitlements. Think about it.

Marilyn Moore

Lodi

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4 comments:

  • Bobcatbob Ingram posted at 11:31 am on Fri, Dec 21, 2012.

    99er Posts: 119

    Heck Ya, let them have the same insurance the citizens have. I'll accept comments about 'welfare Moms" etc, if You also in the same comment tell Us about 'farm subsidies' .... BTW which cost Us the most ?

     
  • Simon Birch posted at 2:09 pm on Thu, Dec 20, 2012.

    Simon Birch - Online Manager Posts: 169 Staff

    Everyone: Sorry to interrupt and go off-topic. A News-Sentinel staffer has suggested the story comments would be better if they were ordered from oldest (at the top) to newest. Currently the newest is at the top (although the threaded replies are oldest to newest). If you have a minute, I'd appreciate it if you made your choice in a reader survey I've put up: http://bit.ly/T1fvr5 (The survey is also at the top of the right column on the Opinion pages.)
    Ideally, readers should be able to change the order themselves. Unfortunately, that's not possible under the current system. I hope that feature will be available in a future update.
    Thanks.

     
  • Patrick W Maple posted at 8:34 am on Thu, Dec 20, 2012.

    Pat Maple Posts: 1805

    WOW!!! ANOTHER smart person posting on this site!!! Could not agree more.[smile]

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 6:10 am on Thu, Dec 20, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    It's time to also cut our government's entitlements. Think about it.

    Exactly! Let's dissolve STRS and PERS as well as any other lavish pension plan and put the trillions of dollars in Social Security to protect the meager amount the average citizen gets.

     

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