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Stop Paying Congress, Presidents to Fund Social Security, Medicare

I want to thank the Times Union editorial board for the editorial, “Social in-Security Looms,” Oct. 17, which affirms that Medicare’s Social Security and hospital insurance fund are in imminent danger. This means that in 2035 these programs will no longer have any money.

Since this problem was created by our elected officials (Presidents and Congress), we have not been able to fix the problem. In fact, they caused the problem.

So to solve the problem they have created, we have to stop paying salaries, benefits and pensions. That money should be spent on our Social Security and Medicare systems. That goes for all of them, past and present. Hopefully that will solve our problem.

Alan B. Kardon

Waterford