Do your headline writers truly learn the columns/articles for which they put together headlines? Cal Thomas’ column, “Prioritize welfare reform,” (Sunday, Sept. 19) did certainly speak about numerous methods he thinks the federal price range ought to be reformed, minimize, and adjusted, however his solely use of the phrase “welfare” comes very late within the column and is used to reference company welfare. Even then, his suggestion for “welfare reform” does not appear to be his main concern and worthy of the headline.
Thomas’ biggest concern appears to be in regard to Medicare and Social Security, which aren’t “welfare!” He refers to them as “entitlements,” a time period which sadly has taken on the damaging connotation of being a “hand-out.” Nonetheless, we who now obtain Social Security and whose medical protection is thru Medicare have paid all through our working careers into these federal packages as a way to present these advantages to those that had been already retired. Now, for us and for future retirees, it is solely proper that we’re entitled (that’s, it is solely proper and acceptable) to anticipate that those that are nonetheless working ought to make a contribution to those packages which can be adequate to completely profit us retirees.
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