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Greatest generation snubbed

The Spokesman-Review

We seniors will start the new year without an increase in Social Security or a stimulus stipend of $250. On a fixed income facing runaway inflation. Yet our Congress continues to support the world with aid of all kinds and forgets the generation that built this country over the last 75 years, plus fighting several bloody wars to defend our ideals.

You can rest assured that these same congressmen will not forgo the status quo on their income or way of life they figure their stature entitles them to. They will continue to earmark their pet projects and listen to overpaid lobbyists on subjects they should be deciding for the common man, not corporations.

Isn’t it about time we start taking care of our own before we try and save the rest of the world? Foreign affairs are important, but seniors who have done their share to preserve our way of life should not suffer because of the mistakes of the financial moguls who put us in this position and congressmen who follow suit.

Many of us need all the financial help we can get.

James A. Nelson



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