Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011 | 2 a.m.
Regarding Anthony J. Marinelli’s Wednesday letter to the editor, headlined “Social Security is not an entitlement; we paid for it”:
I totally agree with Mr. Marinelli. If the government hadn’t “borrowed” from it, there would be plenty of funds.
How can the government borrow from it when it was supposed to be a secure fund? If we the public had “borrowed” unlawfully, we would have had to repay with interest or be prosecuted. Why is the United States above the law?
They also say Medicare is an entitlement program. Really? We also pay $96.40 apiece for Medicare each month. They act like they are giving us something. They are — the shaft.