Open letter to Mitt Romney

Published 3:58 pm Wednesday, October 31, 2012

To the editor:

Let me tell you something, Mr. Romney. I am not on the government dole. I am not dependent on my government.

My government is dependent on me – and millions like me who worked and paid payroll taxes for 50 years and continue to pay taxes on income from earnings, savings, even on Social Security payback from what we paid into all those years.

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In my old age the government is not giving me Social Security and Medicare. I bought it! Mr. Romney, you on the other hand through loopholes for the wealthy, pay very little income taxes or taxes on investment earnings.

Who is really on the dole?

Your chameleon mien and glib lies on national television do not conceal the truth, not from me anyway.

– Maryneal Jones, Columbus