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Raising the Retirement Age

June 28, 1988

A rare example of prudence on the part of our government is the steady build-up of the Social Security trust fund in order to cover the needs of the baby boomers when they retire. But I see that Charles Krauthammer has joined those who plan to steal this tempting stash of cash.

In an attempt to disguise the magnitude of the fiscal disaster caused by the Reagan spending spree, a master stroke of dishonest bookkeeping has placed the Social Security trust fund in the general fund of the Treasury. Although it would be illegal to use this money for any other than its intended purpose, laws can be changed, and recent history has demonstrated that they can also be violated.

We must exert keen vigilance to protect this treasure from the talons of the predators.

EUGENE KUSMIAK

Fallbrook

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