Not saving Social Security


To the editor:

Perhaps my personal “favorite” of today’s growing number of radical, right-wing conservative Republican “greatest hits” of operating out of what Paul Krugman calls “bad faith” and what Jane Mayer calls using “stealth tactics” is how they try to deceive, mislead, and fool the public into believing that they want to “save” and “reform” Social Security when, in reality, many of them want to cut or reduce the benefits and, eventually, to abolish it entirely.

Just one example of this is a former Speaker of the House who often said he wanted to “save” and “reform” Social Security, yet right at his own website, you would discover that he tried — on several occasions — to have the benefits cut or reduced.

So their way of “saving” and “reforming” Social Security is to totally abolish it. That is slick. You have to be a step ahead of these people.

Stewart Epstein

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Stewart Epstein,