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posted: 10/24/2013 4:40 AM

This senior OK with Social Security reform

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This senior OK with Social Security reform

The senior who berated U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren and "right wing conservatives" for wanting to reform social security now exposed her shortsightedness. Unlike most politicians, Randy is not saying what low information seniors want to hear as a means to get re-elected. He is looking long-term.

True, Social Security does not contribute directly to the national debt. However, Social Security is not sustainable as is. The Social Security Trust Fund will be exhausted in approximately 20 years by current estimates (usually over estimates).

It's a matter of demographics and seniors getting back far more in benefits than they contributed. The longer reform is put off, the more severe the cuts will have to be.

I am a 67-year-old senior and a public reference librarian.

Dave Caravella

East Dundee

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