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Robert Mulder, Published October 24 2009

Why not just give ’em money?

Reading The Forum it appears President Barack Obama and many of our congressmen want to give Social Security recipients a $250 bonus since we will have no increase in Social Security this year.

Since it’s clear the government doesn’t have the $13 billion it will cost, why not give each senior $1,000? If we don’t have $13 billion, it should be even easier to spend $52 billion we don’t have. Let our young people pay for it later.

However, I have an even better idea. Give each senior $10,000 but make it taxable. By the time we pay the 28 percent back in taxes the Congressional Budget Office and Congress may actually have the government coming out ahead.