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Congress, reduce own entitlements

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Congress, reduce own entitlements

To Congress and the president: Social Security is a fully funded benefit, run by the government. That is why the ill informed can technically call it an  entitlement.

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We receive 2 percent more in our pay check because the president through Congress reduced the Social Security tax 2 percent. While the intent is good, the reduction is not funded; it adds to the problem by shorting the fund by millions, maybe billions.

If you must reduce the cost of living adjustments, so be it. First do the same for your entitlements. Yes, entitlements, because yours are not paid for. The Internet shows a full pension after 5 years at age 62. In addition another nest egg starting in 1984 is Social Security with liberal benefits, different from the rank and file. More frosting. The government adds 5 percent to your 401(k) style fund,

Finally, you can collect your pension as early as 50 years. People, your vote does count. Remove non performers, Call and write your representative.

John Mayerhofer

Huntley

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