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Monday, May 30, 2016
Rockville Centre Letters to the Editor, Week of Jan. 31
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Social Security is not an entitlement for those of us who have contributed to the system. I paid into it from the time I was 13 until I retired in 2002. It’s my money! I paid into the system, and it’s now my time to collect.

It’s not my fault, nor the fault of all those others who have contributed, that Social Security is in such dire straits. Perhaps if Congress hadn’t started fiddling with the trust fund back in the Johnson administration, things would be different. Or if the politicians hadn’t started to use Social Security as a cash cow to pay off political debts by making people who never contributed a dime to the system eligible for benefits,

perhaps things would be different.

Perhaps Washington should stop putting the blame for the Social Security mess on the recipients and place it squarely where it belongs, on the doorstep of Congress. What a novel idea!

I’m one very annoyed Social Security recipient.

John F. Marino

Island Park

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