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Letters: Social Security sparks other benefits

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Posted: Thursday, July 28, 2011 3:30 am

One of the principal reasons for Social Security was to reduce the workforce by assisting and encouraging the elderly to retire. This creates opportunities for the future of the nation, allowing young families to gain employment.

As we saw, the leisure industry was expanded across the continent. Retirement villages, travel in all forms, and other economic activity grew from that during the past 60 years.

The availability of insurance, known as Medicare for the elderly and disabled, also has created an expansion in the medical field for employment in caring for and curing those who previously were warehoused in a county home or family farm.

Richard T. Tracy Sr., Mesa

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