- Decisions coming soon on steel mill, smelter in New Madrid (11/17/17)1
- Cape man accused of secretly recording women, posting to porn site (11/22/17)
- Thankful People: Kirsten Strebe recovers from traumatic car accident, brain injury (11/23/17)
- Cape attorney Brandon Cooper to run for judge (11/20/17)2
- Thankful People: Moore family counts its blessing after harrowing accident (11/23/17)
- Cape native co-directs Thanksgiving-related indie film, 'Drinksgiving' (11/17/17)
- State audit: Bollinger County tax levies violate state law; county commission disagrees (11/17/17)3
- Deal Finder brings 'unique' shopping to Cape Girardeau (11/24/17)
- The Tungsten Groove to release first album featuring original songs (11/17/17)
- 1 dead, 3 hurt in accident on Highway 72 (11/19/17)
Changes can save Social Security
To the editor:
Thomas Widner's letter warned of dire consequences if we attempt to address the needs of Social Security in any way. According to Friday's Wall Street Journal Internet site, many letters just like this appeared across the nation in an obvious organized campaign.
First of all, no one is proposing the cutting of any current benefits. Further, Social Security is not being privatized. There are many issues being debated regarding the future stability of Social Security. Allowing new wage earners the option of investing a small percentage of their Social Security deduction in the marketplace for improved retirement returns is just one of them.
Concern for the future of Social Security has been growing for over a decade. If we act now, we can gradually implement necessary adjustments over many years and evolve this well-intended program into a solid safety net for generations to come.
RANDY DUNN, Oak Ridge