Letter to the Editor

Politicans should keep hands off Social Security

Thursday, September 6, 2001

To the editor:

The headline in the Aug. 28 Southeast Missourian read: "Government must tap SS for $9 billion."

I am an 85-year-old widow. I am not a politician, nor am I campaigning for Democrats, Republicans or independents.

The Social Security account is not the government's money to spend. It was paid into the Social Security fund by employees and their employers. This fund has been tapped for years, and I have never seen or heard where even one IOU has been repaid.

This is a very serious matter, and we seniors must count on our senators and representatives to keep hands off the Social Security account.

I can well remember when prices were rolled back and frozen. It worked then and would work again. Please consider this action. I have talked to many people who feel the same way, and I hope they will write to their senators and representatives.

MRS. H.W. SLINKARD

Oak Ridge, Mo.