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Social Security for Future Generations

February 26, 1996

So, Mariana Talleda Gitomer of the Social Security Administration believes that privatization of Social Security may be a rush to judgment (letter, Feb. 21) and that the current system is fiscally strong?

With a national debt of roughly $5 trillion, of which we each owe over $18,000, how can she convince young people like myself that we will ever see a dime of our money? Even liberals like Sen. Bob Kerrey predict Social Security's bankruptcy by 2025 when I will have just turned 55. The situation demands that we switch our gears from the "voodoo economics" of buying big government on the backs of our future generations to a country where a strong sense of fiscal conservativism denies those that would steal our cake and eat it too. Quite simply, the "everything is rosy" attitude of Gitomer constitutes a fraud on America's future.

MATTHEW S. McDONALD

Newport Beach

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