The Social Security Debate Is Not a Debate of Childen vs. Retirees

Jeff Danziger's editorial cartoon, March 26, pits retirees against young children. Social Security does not take money from other programs; it uses only its own trust fund, which retirees have contributed to throughout their working lives. The government uses Social Security surplus funds for other programs, very likely many children's programs.

If Mr. Danziger advocates eliminating Social Security cost-of-living adjustments, then he must also advocate freezing the cost of food, medicine, and homestead taxes to avoid pushing many retirees over the poverty line. There are many wrongs in this world that need to be corrected. Social Security is not one of them. Richard Whitehead, Merritt Island, Fla.

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