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We have been misled, time to set things right

November 15, 2012
The Alpena News

Answering Mr. Johnson's excellent questions to me in the Nov. 10 edition, I did indeed think we were misled into thinking that those of us who invested in Medicare would be taken care of. Further, we were negligent in doing the simple calculations that would show us we were wrong to trust our representatives. Medicare is a tax that was designed to cover retirees hospitalization only; that is what we paid for the cost of the ever-expanding coverage would have cost you 15 percent a year of your salary, not 2.9 percent. The rest we have borrowed, year after year.



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