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Guest column/Central government is attacking senior citizens

December 28, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

As 5 million Americans reach age 65 each year and join millions of others in the final season of their lives, most expect to enjoy their long-promised and eagerly anticipated golden years. They look forward to a secure retirement, pursuing their favorite activities and enjoying their children and grandchildren. Most have worked hard since their teen years, marrying and raising families. They paid their dues, including ever-rising taxes and Social Security and Medicare assessments. They contributed to some sort of retirement program, managed to pay off mortgages and put a little something aside for retirement. They spent their lives doing the right thing and trusting their elected government in Washington to do the same, but it hasn't worked out that way. The central government has failed to hold up its end of the bargain, engaging in multiple Ponzi schemes, running up gargantuan debt and outright lying to those who pay all the bills. Now, they are attacking vulnerable senior citizens and doing it on multiple fronts. If you are one of these baby boomers, brace yourself.

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