A satirical take on 'lazy retirees' [Letter]

September 03, 2014

I read William Smith's letter again and again ("Who needs lazy retirees?" Aug. 19).

It was an incredibly good piece of satire. For those that didn't get it, the retirees who are leaving Maryland are not the lazy welfare addicts — those people stay here.

Instead, the ones who are leaving are those of us who worked long and hard our entire lives, lived within our means and paid off our mortgages instead of continually refinancing to buy yet a nicer car or a bigger TV. We are the ones who saved enough money to retire without counting on Social Security.

Nicely done, Mr. Smith. You should apply for a job writing for Saturday Night Live — they specialize in such comic send-ups.

Steve Johnson, Monkton

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