Except for the first six words, virtually nothing in this letter to the editor is accurate and yet it was printed anyway. Allowing opinion of any kind is warranted, your entitled to your own opinion, but not you own facts.
This is why problems can’t be solved, because we tolerate and then perpetuate misinformation.
The 2 percent Social Security inflation increase was reported by the media who forgot to mention a 3.61 percent Medicare tax increase.
Approximately 29 percent of the 2 percent increase was in fact a tax increase.
As 2017 has ended, we can look ahead to tax time when we must enter Social Security income on line 20A and taxable amount on line 20B. Interestingly we will be adding the Medicare tax, deducted from our income, as income. A tax on a tax!
Those we send to Washington are tax hungry so long as it is not a tax on themselves. Remember they are not subject to Social Security, having their private plan as well as their private health plan.
Patricia Mead, Pendleton