December 15, 2012 in Letters, Opinion

McConnell’s view is sheltered

 

So U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell wants us to give up Social Security raises. Well, if he didn’t live in civil service retirement land, where all perks are protected and paid for by us Social Security lowlifes, he’d know that what few pennies we get in raises are eaten up by raises in Medicare costs.

My last Social Security raise was $5 a month. Wow! Politicians have given Social Security benefits to people who have never paid a dime into the program. If you need to give yourself another raise or benefit, like free airfare for girlfriends, why don’t you give up some of your sacred civil service benefits, which only get increased, and never cut? Maybe you should consider yourself part of the 47 percent Mitt Romney was talking about, because all you ever do is take, take, take!

Social Security is not a handout. It’s money we’ve earned over a lifetime and we deserve every penny we get, if not more.

Ron Shores

Spokane

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