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Uncle Sam's borrowing is like stealing

(This is a letter I sent to my elected leaders. I would suggest that you also let your elected leaders know how you feel. You may not agree with me, which is OK, but let them know how you feel about this subject. This will ultimately affect every one of you.)

I read in this morning’s paper where all of you have so graciously voted to extend the unemployment for an additional 13 weeks. However, according to the article, this money is to be taken from Social Security and Medicare.

This is not what Social Security was created for. Knowing that none of you depend on Social Security, as you are not a member of this group and therefore do not pay into it, but rather, you will be paid a handsome retirement from the taxes of your constituents –– I might add, much greater than any Social Security recipient.

Inasmuch as you have no monetary interest in Social Security, I find it ludicrous that you have the audacity to reach into my personal savings account and withdraw my money to use in any manner that you see fit. Personally, I consider this stealing. I have paid into Social Security since 1937. so you see I do have an interest in Social Security.

I am looking forward to your explanation as to why you feel you are justified to steal my money.

Richard W. Morgan

Federal Way

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