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Social Security still owed to 'notch babies'

Date published: 4/27/2014

Social Security still owed to 'notch babies'

In the article about Social Security ["Your money's safe--unless Ryan has his way," April 19], it is obvious that Rep. Paul Ryan is ignorant of the "notch baby" era (1923-1926), during which the government either stole or borrowed money from Social Security and never paid it back.

Because of this, people born in those years receive as much as $500 less per month than others born before or after that period.

Elliot Roosevelt tried to start a movement to rectify this, but it never got "out of committee."

Richard Haas