2011-09-29 / Letters

SS, Medicare Shouldn’t Be Cut

The Editor:

Social Security and Medicare belong to the people who have worked hard and paid into them their working lives. They are a promise from the American people to the American people. These programs are now subject to discussions in Congress that could drastically change them. Our political leaders should understand that these programs are the mainstay of security for most retired Americans, and should not be subject to cuts.

If our leaders are not careful, the retirees in this country could see our Medicare privatized. Then their situation would be similar to workers who get their health insurance from their jobs – if you get sick, can no longer work and lose your job, you lose your health insurance.

Ray Messick

McConnellsburg

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