Your editorial "Just say no for a change," (Aug. 25) successfully outlines the challenges we face in entitlements and spending in general. Unfortunately, you state a "fact" that conveys a false image when you highlight one of the primary options for Social Security as "... reduce benefits."
This implies that benefits in today's dollar must be decreased. This is not true. Benefits are growing more rapidly than inflation. Slowing the rate of growth can solve that problem, yet not reduce real benefits. According to the Social Security Administration, a bill proposed by Sen. Bob Bennett would do exactly that while restoring solvency to the Social Security system through the next 75 years.
Your explanation creates the wrong impression and plants the seeds for irrational opposition to a logical and workable solution.
West Valley City