Reader's View: Column snubbed poor on Social Security

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I read the Nov. 14 “National View” commentary in the News Tribune, “ Reject eliminating — or raising — the Social Security tax ,” which expressed disagreement with raising or eliminating the cap on Social Security employee withholding and employer contribution.

The writer — of the American Enterprise Institute, a center-right think tank in Washington, D.C. — apparently isn’t aware of or doesn’t care about the plight of many, many Social Security retirement beneficiaries who are barely getting by. The column excluded discussing the austere lifestyles of the poor while, at the same time, stating that there are earners of over $160,000 per year who "really aren't wealthy." What a tragically corrupt opinion.

I truly hope the column isn’t able to exert any influence over those who control Social Security's pursestrings since it was sadly mistaken in its apparent belief and was so out of touch with so much of humanity.

Frank Bolos



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