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Letter: Social Security is not entitlement program


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From: Theresa Schultz

North Vernon

Received: Dec. 9

Please tell me someone else gets mad every time they call Social Security an entitlement program.

I started working the day after I graduated high school in 1973 and have paid Social Security taxes and Medicare taxes ever since. I am now on Social Security disability.

How can it be an entitlement program if I have paid money into the system? To me it is more of a retirement plan because I have put money into it.

I always thought entitlement programs were something for nothing, not something you pay taxes for.

Am I wrong?

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