Congress and the president, using Washington doublespeak and half-truths, are again trying to reduce and/or delete Social Security (entitlements). The tax being reduced is specifically designated for Social Security. U.S. workers pay this tax. Therefore, they are “entitled.” If Congress and the president want to provide U.S. workers a “payroll tax holiday,” they can decrease other taxes.   

To the editor:

Congress and the president, using Washington doublespeak and half-truths, are again trying to reduce and/or delete Social Security (entitlements). The tax being reduced is specifically designated for Social Security. U.S. workers pay this tax. Therefore, they are “entitled.” If Congress and the president want to provide U.S. workers a “payroll tax holiday,” they can decrease other taxes.    

Through exorbitant and wasteful spending, presidents and congresses  have spent Social Security money. Washington has said it has “produced” a budget surplus. The truth is a “public budget” surplus was produced, not a surplus U.S. budget. These entitlements (Social Security) made it possible for the elderly to live through the current depression.