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Save Social Security

The “Social Security has got to go” chants of Republicans show that for them, privatization is just the first step toward getting rid of Social Security. The Bush administration is using scare tactics again. According to an article in Newsweek, Social Security will be fine until 2084 if no change is made and there are other ways to fix it. Maybe all federal employees, including those elected and appointed, should be contributing to Social Security instead of drawing big fat retirement checks along with a lot of fringe benefits that continue for them and their wives until they die.

Social Security is one of the best programs that has ever been established by our government. Save it by sensible means.

Privatization will cost trillions of dollars to set up, will drastically increase our national debt, and will threaten the investment market, as well. It will eventually cause a severe reduction in benefits for future retirees. Think of our children’s and grandchildren’s futures.

Velva J Harris

Nevada City

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