Stay A Step Ahead
To The Editor:
Perhaps my personal “favorite” of today’s growing number of radical-right-wing conservative-Republican “greatest hits” of operating out of what Paul Krugman [American economist, columnist with The New York Times] calls “bad faith” and what Jane Mayer [investigative journalist, staff writer with The New Yorker] calls using “stealth tactics” is how they try to deceive, mislead, and fool the public into believing that they want to “save” and “reform” Social Security when, in reality, many of them want to cut/reduce the benefits and, eventually, to abolish it entirely. Just one example of this is a former Speaker of the House who often said that he wanted to “save” and “reform” Social Security, yet right at his own website you would discover that he tried on several occasions to have the benefits cut/reduced. So, their way of “saving” and “reforming” Social Security is to totally abolish it. That is slick. You have to be a step ahead of these people.
Stewart B. Epstein
2266 Westside Drive, Rochester, N.Y.
(Retired college professor of Sociology, Social Work, and Psychology at West Virginia University, Slippery Rock University, and Keuka College.)