GOP wants cuts for a segment growing poorer
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Regarding "Financial Troubles Ahead for Most Future Retirees" (Feb. 18): Let me get this straight. Because of the Great Recession largely caused by the policies of George W. Bush and his administration, "significant numbers of Americans" -- mostly the poorer sections of our society -- "will be relatively worse off than their parents and grandparents in old age." They will need every cent of their Social Security and Medicare or Medicaid that they are entitled to.
And yet the dear old GOP is leading the charge to cut those entitlements. Can anyone tell me how this makes any sense? 1) If you reduce the income and benefits of our growing senior population they will spend less, thus contributing to our lethargic economic recovery. 2) This does not bode well for Republican candidates when they're trying to garner votes with these policies that alienate that same growing block of older voters which is supposedly one of their main constituencies.
I truly do not understand their thinking.
ROBERT J. SULLIVAN JR.
First Published February 20, 2013 12:00 am