To the Editor:
I received a letter from U.S. Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, claiming he does not support cuts to Social Security and Medicare. However, what he does not say tells a different story.
In bold print, his letter states, “To be clear, I do not support any changes to Social Security or Medicare for retirees, or those nearing retirement.”
In other words, those already or are about to receive Social Security and Medicare benefits will not be affected, but those younger than some age yet to be determined (probably 55) will lose out. How can these people save enough for retirement? What happens to the money these people have already put into these programs through payroll deduction? Voters need to remember that you have paid into these programs since you began working.
On several occasions, President Donald Trump has publicly announced he will get rid of Social Security and Medicare in his second term. Kinzinger will vote to eliminate these programs in order to please Trump.
Unless we vote Kinzinger out of office now, people younger than 60 need to worry about these programs not being there for them and those older than 60 need to worry about these programs dying a slow death by not being adequately funded because of fewer people paying into them.
The number of senior citizens filing for bankruptcy has increased 200 percent in the past year.
Can you imagine what it will be like if Social Security is discontinued?
Vote for Sara Dady to save Social Security and Medicare.