Letters

Federal government shouldn't raid Social Security

Posted: Apr. 12, 2018 9:30 am

To The Herald-Whig:

Nancy Pelosi keeps saying that our Social Security is an entitlement. We the people and our employers paid into the Social Security funds. The federal government had nothing to do with it other than taking money out of it and putting it into the general funds. This money was ours for our retirement.

The government should not have taken any money from the funds. Now it is saying Social Security is running out of money. Yes, we will run out of money if our government keeps taking money out and not paying it back.

Our federal government is working for us. We don't work for it. We are their employers, not the other way around. Consequently, we should have say over what they do, not them telling us what we should do.

Betty Carlson

Quincy