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Two Letters to the Editor: Baby Boomers Are 'Entitled' to a Return on Social Security Input
The Washington Post; subscription may be required Link to more items from this source
Jan. 3, 2006
Excerpt: Robert J. Samuelson's Dec. 28 column, 'Our Entitlement Paralysis,' argues that the moral claim of rich baby boomers is 'dubious,' a conclusion that Samuelson draws from a thought experiment in which, if we were designing Social Security today, 'we'd question why age alone (not need) should qualify people for government assistance.' The thought experiment is intellectually dishonest, because it omits the fact that we baby boomers have been paying Social Security taxes directly[.]

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