Social Security, Medicare not entitlements as workers paid

October 27, 2013 

I would like to disagree with a statement by Rep. Vern Buchanan in his interview with the Herald Editorial Board.

Social Security is not an entitlement. I paid into the system for over 50 years. My employers matched my payment. We also pay to support Medicare.

I don't think Mr. Buchanan pays into Social Security as he won't need to collect on it for life.

Joel V. Henry Sr.

Bradenton

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