- Cape man gets 8 years for robbery, his first offense (12/7/16)6
- Post-election taunts reported at Jackson schools (12/2/16)28
- Abuse suspect tries to take cop's gun; officer zaps him with Taser and punches his face (12/7/16)2
- Man sentenced to 103 years for murder of Cape woman (12/6/16)4
- Cape may allow residents to keep chickens; residents at meeting push for measure (12/6/16)33
- Burglary suspect apprehended inside Jackson garage (12/4/16)
- Poplar Bluff man accused of enticement, child porn in Scott County sting operation (12/4/16)
- Group seeks to create a neighborhood park on Cape Girardeau's south side (12/7/16)14
- Lt. Gov. Kinder weighs in on Trump's win, his future plans (12/4/16)13
- Cape police warn of 'Grandparent Scam' (12/4/16)
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