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Working to save Social Security

Social Security is the only source of income for three in 10 Granite Staters who are over 65.

I fear the resulting consequences that benefit cuts could have on seniors, their children and grandchildren. Therefore, I support AARP’s efforts to strengthen Social Security for the future. Knowing the slowness to act of the U.S. Congress, we need to ask our congressmen now to take sound and effective measures to strengthen the Social Security system. Failure to address shortfalls could mean as much as a 25 percent cut in benefits to future retirees. It could amount to an eventual loss of as much as $10,000 a year for qualified recipients.

Peter F. Desautels

Nashua

EDITOR’S NOTE: The author is on the AARP-NH Executive Council.