In the April 29 issue of the Free Press was a letter from a Harvey Neese of Clarkston, Wash. And there is an item I am confused about and I would like very much for him to clear it up for me.
He says, “Trading public lands away, denying global warming and calling Social Security an entitlement when not one dollar of public money is put into Social Security.” He is 100 percent correct on this.
Then he goes ahead and says, “I had to correct Senator Crapo in a recent meeting in Peck when he referred to Social Security as an ‘entitlement.’ He seemed puzzled when I corrected him. How can this be a national legislator doesn’t know what an entitlement is.”
Pardon me, but the American workers paid this money into Social Security as a retirement account. Who should be more entitled to this money than people on Social Security…. I await your reply to enlighten me on this issue. Apparently I am a dummy like our senator.