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Social Security and Medicare

Conine states that it would not be unfair to expect Social Security recipients to shoulder their share of cutting the deficit. He forgets one thing. Social Security recipients, by and large, live on a fixed income. Any new burden cannot be shouldered without extreme hardship.

I was a notch-year baby so I do not get my fair share of Social Security. The tax reform bill raised my taxes, not lowered them. Now I must pay a lot more than I planned on for Medicare, $31.90 per month plus user taxes.

Now, people like Mr. Conine feel that I must shoulder more taxes. I wish they could walk in my shoes for the proverbial mile.

ELIZABETH GRAHAM

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