Letter: Calling Social Security an entitlement wrong

To the editor:

After reading Dan K. Thomasson’s opinion column (“Recent IRS scandal akin to ‘enemies list’,” July 14) it reminded of a piece of mail I received recently with a return address of the Democratic Party headquarters.

Inside was a letter from Rep. Nancy Pelosi asking for a donation to help them defeat the GOP’s efforts to destroy Medicare. Two things shocked me on this — the first being I am a registered Republican and the second is the Dems are the party that voted in “Obamacare” without a GOP vote and the bill is heavily funded through taking hundreds of billions from Medicare.

Does her letter make any sense? One of my pet peeves is hearing heads and congressmen and women refer to Social Security and Medicare as entitlements! We — and I’m speaking to all Americans — paid for these via a tax called FICA on our check stubs. Now that we’ve outlived the mortality tables we are receiving entitlements?

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