Pryor, OK —
It is a recognized fact in this day of seemingly limitless information because of the Internet and other electronic equipment, that humans are exposed to much information. Some of the information is scientifically accurate and reasonable, but much is biased and a lot of the “information” is actually untrue.
One subject that affects the lives of millions of Americans is Social Security. It is a program initiated under a Democratic administration, operated by the federal government, whose goal since it was organized is to require working Americans to set aside a portion of their earned income every month, to be held by the federal government, to be repaid to the worker when retirement age is reached. The intent is to help prevent such sad places as poor houses where older Americans were sent before the initiation of Social Security. These poor houses provided food and shelter, often in a very inferior manner.
Social Security is considered an “entitlement” by the Republican party. One of the stated goals of the present Republican group seeking office in the current election is to privatize Social Security. This would make working Americans choose a private company to invest the required portion of their earnings. Workers would then have their retirement income subject to market forces, or worse still, be the victims of financier crooks such as Robert Milken or Jack Abramoff, who have robbed retirees of literally billions of dollars of retirement income. Bad, bad idea.
This is why it is vitally important, if you want to protect your Social Security income, that you vote for the party that wants to keep Social Security safe.
Pryor, OK —
- Wanna know a secret?
- Letter to the Editor: Cherokee Nation Council
- Letter to the Editor; teen pregnancy town meeting
- Oklahoma Strong: Unbroken in the wake of tragedy
- D-Day anniversary and veterans
- Miracles In Our Midst
- Letter to the Editor; Rocklahoma
- After Oklahoma disaster, give thanks to government
- Don’t leave Oklahoma
- Last-minute shopping
- More Opinion Headlines