Insulting words...
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Mr. Tranter’s words in last week’s Times-Independent were very insulting. As someone who proudly voted for Obama, it irks me to be called lazy and shiftless and “part of the 47 percent.”

Though I now draw Social Security and receive Medicare, I worked from age 14 to age 62, paid taxes, paid into these programs, and now reap the benefits.

Just guessing, but I think Mr. Tranter is also taking advantage of these “entitlement” programs. I also know that Mr. Tranter is a nice gentleman, but we disagree on a variety of issues.

Perhaps it was just the heat of the moment that prompted his letter and now mine.

—Diane Rynio


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