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September 20, 2017

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Letter to the editor:

Social Security should be left alone

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President Barack Obama said these words in the State of the Union message of 2011: “To put us on solid ground, we should also find a bipartisan solution to strengthen Social Security for future generations. We must do it without putting at risk current retirees, the most vulnerable, or people with disabilities; without slashing benefits for future generations; and without subjecting Americans’ guaranteed retirement income to the whims of the stock market.”

Can President Obama get Congress to get the elderly or disabled on full employment with equal wages? We know that isn’t going to happen.

Can President Obama and Congress hold the corrupt accountable for the housing bubble and stop picking on the elderly and disabled? This has to happen.

Social Security did not cause the deficit and is separately financed with its own tax system. It is solvent.

Martin Luther King Jr. said over 40 years ago, “It is criminal to have people working on a full-time basis and a full-time job getting part-time income.”

Last month, the Department of Labor released the new job market numbers. It seems that these new jobs are for low wages; that is what our college graduates have offered to them.

Many people want jobs and they want Social Security left alone and running as it always has. President Obama should listen to his elders and read his 2011 State of the Union speech.

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