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posted: 4/10/2013 5:00 AM

Social Security pay not an entitlement

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I am really getting tired of the politicians we have in this country referring to the Social Security program as an "entitlement." Unless, of course, they are referring to the people who receive Social Security benefits but have never paid in a penny to the program.

I, on the other hand, along will millions of other hardworking Americans, have been paying into the fund for most of my life. To us, this is not an entitlement program. It is however, part of our retirement plan, and for some the only retirement funds they will see.

I can understand making some adjustments in the program, such as allowing those under 40 to direct some of their tax into an individual investment account, or to adjust the cost of living increases, especially, to stop paying benefits to those who have never contributed. But please stop calling it an entitlement.

Ken Wuestenfeld

Elk Grove Village

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