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LETTER: Don't lump me in that 47%

Several things in the news anger me. First, being retired and living in the Grand Valley, paying no income taxes and drawing Social Security seems to qualify me for Romney's 47% comment. That angers me because I don't want people to think I buy into any of that "entitlement crap."

Second, I'm angered believing someone considers my "worked and paid for" S.S. check a government "entitlement." Gross money mismanagement after 42 years of employment that myself and my employer were forced by law to pay into does not qualify them to now call it an entitlement.

Washington politicians squandered the S.S. money long ago, now they have the gall to tell us it's going broke.

The small amount they pay each month will never approach the total amount paid on my behalf. So shut up and find something else to complain about.

Al Carley

Grand Junction

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