President Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan want to destroy Social Security. Go figure, literally:
▪ Those of us who depend primarily upon Social Security spend all, or nearly all, of what we receive, guaranteeing the circulation of money and thereby helping keep the economic ship afloat.
▪ Social Security, in addition, unburdens younger, income-earning adults by providing economic independence to their aging parents. This has a stabilizing effect on families.
▪ Finally, if tiresome in the repetition, Social Security is not a hand-out. It is being primarily funded by the FICA tax. The extreme right seeks to abolish and replace it with a phony, unstable, potentially corrupting stock market-funded scheme.
Please, readers, speak up for Social Security. Its benefits flow to all.
Kathleen Miles, Fresno