BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS

Seniors cannot afford more cuts

Editor, OBSERVER:

Senior citizens throughout the United States are having enough daily financial problems. We don’t need those problems compounded with President Barack Obama’s proposed cutback in the Social Security program. Hopefully, the elected officials in Washington will take legislative action to prevent the president’s proposals from happening.

In fact, I pray that Washington lawmakers will approve legislation that will forever prohibit any U.S. president or legislator from cutting back benefits and/or having the power to take money out of the Social Security program for anything but money that benefits senior citizens. Had past presidents and legislators not taken out trillions of dollars from Social Security to benefit their pet projects, our seniors today would have enough money to pay for their day-to-day obligations and some of their health care.

Mr. President and Washington legislators, let’s help our seniors who have helped protect our country.

LENNY CATALANO,

Dunkirk