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Another foolish vote for Donald Trump will put Social Security at real risk

Trump pays huge amounts in payroll taxes, which is why this ‘businessman’ wants to cut them and hurt a program that really “Made America Great.’

President Donald Trump prepares to sign four executive orders, including one aimed at deferring payroll taxes, during a news conference at the Trump National Golf Club on Aug. 8, 2020.
President Donald Trump prepares to sign four executive orders, including one aimed at deferring payroll taxes, during a news conference at the Trump National Golf Club on Aug. 8, 2020.
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I recently took early retirement due to the world circumstances around me. I did not necessarily want to take retirement as I was making decent money, but in my profession I decided it was the best thing to do.

I’m a Democrat, I did not vote for Donald Trump, and I think recent history has proven I made a wise decision. I hope you too see that, whether you are Republican or Democrat, and especially if you are on Social Security.

Donald Trump has many hotels and country clubs and pays huge amounts in payroll taxes, It’s these taxes, as well as your own, that fund Social Security. And this is why this businessman wants to cut payroll taxes, and at the worst time — because it will save “Ivory Tower Hoodlums” millions.

It’s my opinion that Republicans have been after Social Security since the day it was conceived in the New Deal. So the message is clear: Republican voters, especially those who are on Social Security, should chose to think for once instead of accepting everything that comes out of their leader’s mouth.

Another foolish vote for Trump will put a nail in the coffin of another program that really “Made America Great” long ago.

Louis Anthony DeRosa, Westchester

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Vote-by-mail will work

Neither the new Postmaster General nor the President of the United States can delay vote by mail applications or ballots. As a 23-year veteran letter carrier, I promise you that every piece of political mail, especially ballots, will be delivered on the day we receive them and will be picked up the day you place them in your mail box.

We are taught, from Day One, the “sanctity of the mail.” The mail does not belong to us, it belongs to you, the customer. Neither the new Postmaster General nor the president realize this. We will deliver for you. Do not fear vote-by-mail. It has worked for decades and will work this year.

The old adage, “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night, stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds” applies, with additions: “nor politicians and inept CEOs.”

Steven Lindsey, letter carrier, Matteson Post Office

Big 10 football

The decision made by the Big Ten Conference to postpone the football season was the right call.

We don’t need a “Win one for the Gipper” moment.

Larry Vigon, Jefferson Park