Letters: Jun. 14, 1982

Social Security

To the Editors:

The Social Security program [May 24], which now has millionaires picking up Social Security checks, has strayed far from F.D.R.'s intent to "ward off destitution" for the elderly. The system makes a mockery of what started out as a humane social program.

Mary J. Hill

Lakewood, Ohio

Most older people understand that Social Security is only an adjunct. Consequently, they have lived frugal lives, paid off mortgages, saved and invested. They have been sabotaged by things beyond their control: longer life, lower birth rates, overexpansion of the Social Security program and, most devastating, inflation. Let's not polarize young against...

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