Letters to the Editor

Reagan’s Social Security cut

I take exception to Mr. Atwood’s (letter April 15) conclusion that conservatives have a greater ability to handle our financial needs for retirement than “leftists and big government.”

Mr. Atwood understandably bemoans his reduction of Social Security benefits because he receives a pension. Some pension reductions came into law in 1983 as the Windfall Elimination Provision of the Social Security Refinancing Act.

This act was signed into law by none other than President Reagan, hardly a leftist or advocate of big government. I am baffled as to whose interests Reagan served in signing this act.

James P. Witherow