Paid benefits

12/17/2012 12:00 AM

12/14/2012 6:52 PM

Paid benefits

I’m sick to death of hearing Social Security and Medicare referred to as entitlement programs. We have paid into the Social Security trust fund all of our lives. It’s our money, not an entitlement. That trust fund has been looted by Congresses stealing our money. Somebody should go to jail.

The same goes for Medicare. The cost of healthcare has bankrupted Medicare in no small part because big Pharma and Big Medicine using Medicare to inflate their bills through useless tests and useless drugs.

Stop calling benefits we paid for all of our lives entitlements.

Peter Anderson, Key West

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