Budget Vote in the Senate

During the 1984 campaign, President Reagan said solemnly that Social Security benefits would be cut "over my dead body." He has now agreed to a one-year freeze on benefits, despite Social Security having its own trust funds, is solvent and contributes absolutely nothing to the deficit.

Therefore, I offer gratis this epitaph for Reagan's "dead body"--"Here Ronald Reagan lies . . . as usual."

MORT R. LEWIS

Marina del Rey

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