I really enjoyed Paul Dunn’s column on Social Security (March 10). Seldom is the liberal perspective so elegantly displayed in so few words.
I understand that your irrelevant reference to the “unnecessary war in Iraq” is required, but you failed to mention Halliburton or get in a dig on Cheney or Bush. Other than that, it was lib perfection.
I am also required as a member of the right-wing tea party to mention that the NRA was formed by Republicans after the Civil War to arm and protect recently freed blacks from the KKK, which was populated 100 percent by Democrats.
The Democrats had argued before the Supreme Court that, just because the slaves were free, they still were not citizens and not subject to the Second Amendment protection to bear arms.
Social Security was formed to force lower income people to save money to “supplement” their retirement. There were plenty of insurance companies already doing this, but it was a choice to buy a policy from them.
The Democrats indexed Social Security to inflation but did not index the contributions. This political campaign contribution has cost trillions and made Social Security insolvent.
Your solution really bothers me. Normally a liberal Democrat would suggest nickel-and-diming us to death. You have dropped the nickel.
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