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Regarding Mr. Shipley’s letter that “Boomers should sacrifice more”: Mr. Shipley needs to understand who a “boomer” is. Boomers are those people born between 1947 and 1967. That calls into question his reference to those 55 and older who are currently in Medicare as “nothing more than pandering to the vote-rich baby boomer bloc.”

Anyone 64 and older is not a boomer and worked hard all their lives to attain a semblance of financial stability. Those 64 and older did not receive entitlements, handouts and the like.

Perhaps Mr. Shipley was actually meaning those 55 and under should not be “entitled” to the benefits currently depended upon by those 64 and older.

The real problem with Medicare funding is that the government keeps giving it away to illegals and non-working people whether they are citizens or not. Do not penalize the gracious generation 65 and over by mistakenly calling them “entitled boomers” because they aren’t.

Pat Dougherty, Cullom

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