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Other people’s money

If you were born 1917-1926, you are a notcher and your retirement was unfairly slashed by changes in actuarial tables. Retirees born between these years receive benefits smaller than those born either before or after them.

Some co-sponsors for change are supporters in name only. I wrote to Dianne Feinstein about the notch issue. She says a “notch remedy would be extremely costly and her goal is to see that Social Security is financially secure.” Would Dianne give away her own money? Congress recently gave themselves a $5,000 raise. Where is my money?

Social Security was never a welfare program and isn’t now. It’s a retirement-funded program. As notchers die off, this amount decreases of course. What a way to plead for justice.

I guess it’s easy to give away other people’s money.

Ruth Martin


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