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Your views: Safety net critical to help those in need

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September 13, 2013

Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are some of the pillars of our social and financial safety net. The programs are needed to support the elderly, disabled and the poor.  Most of us want these systems which were put in place by our elected officials.

President Eisenhower said in essence that we should decide what we need and then secure the financing to put them in place. Yet all I see on the news or in the newspapers are ways to cut or decrease these benefits such as chained CPI, cuts to Medicare and Medicaid.

Has our society been so degraded that the needs of the many are trumped by the greed of the few?

JAMES LAMONT

Milton



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