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Gramm-Rudman Budget Measure

January 05, 1986

Thank you for your editorial (Dec. 10), "Castor Oil and Catnip," and for publishing subsequent opinions by other writers on the shambles of the Gramm-Rudman budget legislation.

As a senior citizen, who derives her main income from a taxable federal survivor annuity, I fail to find much of a silver lining for the future.

Under the Gramm-Rudman fiasco any cost of living adjustment for the federal annuitant may become non-existent for five years. This is a definite discrimination against one group of senior citizens.

As the costs for food and medical care escalates I may be forced to tell my companion cat of 16 years, "No more catnip!"

It should be interesting to note how each of our legislators voted for this and a means of discovering whom we can trust to uphold the promises made to federal employees prior to and at the time of their retirement.

MARGARET N. HULSE

Carson

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