LETTER: Social Security not responsible for deficitAs I see it, Social Security is paying its way and not a burden on the federal government.
By: John R. Brosnan , Woonsocket
To the Editor:
I have a question for Randy Munson of Sioux Falls and Kristi Noem. As I understand it, interest on Treasury bonds held by the Social Security fund is paid from the general fund. The government must have some use of the bonds to be responsible for the interest. Seems hardly possible Social Security would be responsible for the $1 trillion deficit.
As I see it, Social Security is paying its way and not a burden on the federal government.
Where do you come up with $1 trillion each year in four caused by Social Security?
Can our Congress perform as well signing no-tax pledges, taking orders from the wealthy 1 percent, reaping personal benefits, forgetting what they were sent to Washington to do?