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Don’t let Republicans abolish Social Security

To the editor:

It takes an awful lot of NERVE for President Trump, the national Republican Party and the national conservative news media to constantly accuse Democrats of having conspiracies against Trump when the actual truth of the matter is that there is a REAL secret conspiracy of very wealthy individuals (led by the Kochs), the national Republican Party, the national conservative news media, conservative think tanks (which are really right-wing propaganda factories) and other organizations to abolish all of the federal government social programs that help the lower and middle classes, and establish a “survival-of-the-fittest” social Darwinism in the USA. Their ultimate goal and wish is to abolish programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, college student loans and unemployment insurance benefits.

But the program that they hate the most and most want to abolish is Social Security.

Those right-wingers out there who will accuse me of “lying” about this and of “making it all up” really should read the book that does the best job of detailing all of this secret right-wing conspiracy. It was written by Jane Mayer. Its title is “Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right.”

This book was selected by The New York Times as one of the 10 best books of 2018, and, to my knowledge, no one has ever been able to successfully refute anything that she says in her book.

Every American should read this book.

Sincerely,

Stewart B. Epstein

Rochester

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