Government officials are calling Social Security benefits entitlement spending. But members of Congress have free health care insurance, outrageous retirement packages, dozens of paid holidays, three weeks paid vacation and paid sick days. To me, that's welfare.
And they call my Social Security retirement payments an entitlement?
The only thing wrong with the government is everything.
For all their benefits, members of Congress contribute what? Nothing. Not one penny.
Senior citizens and veterans need help, and members of Congress have the nerve to give themselves all those benefits without paying for them.
I worked hard for my retirement money to ensure that I would have that check. That benefit is not an entitlement like some kind of charity or handout.
Reggie Bechard, Lewiston