This is in reply to the Jan. 4 letter to the editor, “Thanks to ‘our wonderful’ Obama.” A reader thanked the President for an increased Medicare check she recently received.
Here’s the thing: The money didn’t come from Obama. As my parents taught me, money doesn’t grow on trees. All money in the government treasury comes from taxing, and borrowing against future taxes.
Ms. Zeldin, decades ago, before I was old enough to work, politicians told you a lie. They said that if you would just pay your Medicare taxes into the system, they’d pay you back when you got older. Read More»