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posted: 11/2/2012 5:00 AM

State reps can't protect federal programs

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In a recent mail piece, state Rep. Sid Mathias' opponent claims she will protect Social Security and Medicare.

As a senior, I believe in protecting Medicare and Social Security, but when did those issues become a prerogative of the General Assembly? When did they get that responsibility? I always thought that only the Congress and the President had those powers, and not our state representatives.

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That is only one of the charges or statements made by Mathias' opponent that strikes me as untruthful or misleading.

I am voting for Sid Mathias. At least I know where he stands, and that his positions are relevant to Illinois government.

Carol Berkowitz

Mundelein

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