The Social Security Debate Is Not a Debate of Childen vs. Retirees

As a retired schoolteacher I remain concerned about children. However, after three years of retirement, I am watching the poverty level moving upward with inflation toward our retirement income. Didn't I pay into Social Security and is it not self-supporting? Why are we portrayed as fat cats who are cutting into children's resources? My wife and I give, as best we can, to children's causes by teaching Sunday school, volunteering, substitute teaching, and donating money and resalable items to organization s that help children. J. C. Fidler, El Centro, Calif.

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