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Cain’s 9-9-9 plan is immoral for seniors

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Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 plan will not work for many of us as members of the senior community. Specifically, some of us, for different explanations, are left to live on a fixed income.
Many seniors are already forced to continue working to pay bills and make ends meet.
Many disabled seniors are unable to work at all.
Under Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 plan, with no exceptions, seniors must not be forced to pay an additional Cain-proposed 9 percent tax on Social Security and any additional income, as well as an additional 9 percent federal sales tax on all purchases, including food.
Conservatives such as President Ronald Reagan, Sen. Jesse Helms (R-NC) and many others have always supported taking care of those who cannot take care of themselves.
Cain’s 9-9-9 plan has no exceptions.
Cain’s 9-9-9 plan is morally wrong for seniors.
Retirement for seniors should not be an added financial burden.

Oscar Y. Harward
Monroe