The Ledger on Social Security: “Democrats’ play book has only one option — soaking the rich,” ["An attempt to make Social Security really secure," Feb. 8].
I don’t get it. If having the rich pay their fair share is “soaking the rich,” why isn’t having the poor and middle class paying their fair share called “soaking the poor,” etc.?
But apparently soaking the poor and middle class is OK with the rich.
And I also don’t get why the poor and middle class Republicans desperately defend the right of the wealthy to pay less than the rest of us, comparatively.
Oh, and The Ledger’s answer to saving Social Security seems to be to have the poor and middle class work longer.
The editorial concludes with assuring “our elderly” that they can be secure without “picking the pockets of wealthy people.” Right — by picking the pockets of the poor and middle class.
Carol Corley, Winter Haven