Social Security isn't the government's money — it's our money

Sunday , September 10, 2017 - 6:00 AM2 comments

I am writing in response to David Spackman’s letter of Sept. 5, “Medicare, Social Security promote laziness and dependency.”

First, I would like to know his age.

He said, “This country was founded on limited government to protect basic rights, relying on individualist morality — people who took care of themselves, not government taking care of people.” You bet we took care of ourselves! I have worked since I was 13 years old, a total of 55 years. I even started my own business. Every one of my paychecks had Social Security taken out — the government’s way of ensuring that when we needed it, we had something to rely on. It is not the government’s money, it is our money. 

How come Spackman didn’t mention anything about our money being used for illegal immigrants? They have not spent 55 years working for it.

Thank you, Rep. Rob Bishop. 

Karen Waldron

West Point

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