Social Security adjustments wouldn't be actual cuts

2013-04-18T00:00:00Z Social Security adjustments wouldn't be actual cuts nwitimes.com
April 18, 2013 12:00 am

I am a college math teacher. I stress the importance of math in everyday life, “Math in the News.”

It is appalling to me to see the news media getting the facts wrong concerning efforts to save the Social Security system.

The news media print journalists and radio talk show hosts of both the liberal and conservative stripe and even those talking heads on television all somehow get it wrong.

Those proposed changes are not cuts. They are reductions in future increases. There is a huge difference.

A worker who was promised a $2 raise but only received a raise of $1.50 could not actually claim, “My pay was cut."

The media and the public need to start thinking.

- Thomas Thiel, Crown Point

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