Social Security should not be a risky scheme
To the editor:
Franklin D. Roosevelt created Social Security as a retirement insurance program, not a risky scheme.
In the 112th Congress, the drive to privatize will be more dangerous than ever before. It will dismantle Social Security. Congress keeps draining the trust funds.
The election brought in new leaders, and many budget cutters have targeted our Social Security benefits. They need to stop raiding the trust funds and not let them privatize Social Security.
To the U.S. senators and representatives — stop this now. Congress puts the Social Security trust fund in harm's way with its never-ending spending binge. It uses our money by financing unrelated programs and wasteful pet projects. Our benefits are at risk.