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I’ve been working through the email that came to me while I was on vacation this summer. My favorite so far, in apparent response to this post:

Seniors have PAID FOR their Social Security benefits, and continue to pay for Medicare, even though they paid for it over decades while they were working. Your enthusiasm for stealing from seniors is tantamount to genocide.

I wonder what my correspondent would have said had I proposed actually cutting benefits.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.


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