AARP asked Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to describe their plans for fixing Social Security. Clinton gave the answer that most people would want to hear. Trump gave an answer that was indirect and confusing. He went into his diatribe about lowering corporate income tax, increasing profits, getting the economy going, but provided no direct answer about Social Security.
I want to know what he is going to do to ensure that the government acknowledges that the Social Security Fund belongs to us, the people.
How is he going to stop the plundering of the fund by Congress for its pet projects? Will he make the COLA more realistic, reflecting the true cost-of-living increase for seniors? Will he raise the cap on salaries to provide the revenue to fix the shortfall, which has been done repeatedly over the years?
I want to hear that he doesn’t plan to scuttle Social Security and take the fund to pay down the national debt. That money does not belong to the government – it belongs to us.
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James Pratt, Fresno