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Memo to Romney: It's the rich who get free stuff
Thomas Schaller, in his column, "Older, wealthier get plenty of free stuff" (Nov. 14), is right on the mark when he points out that the real receivers of undeserved entitlements in our society are not the truly needy, that is, the poor, sick, elderly and handicapped who depend on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid and other social programs to survive as has been charged by many talk show blabbers and right wing pundits. The myth that many of these are malingerers who cheat and game the system is not supported by the facts. This myth was started by Ronald Reagan and continued by many Republicans in an attempt to undo the New Deal.
November 16, 2012