Las Vegas Sun

November 17, 2017

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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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