Dear Editor: I started paying Social Security when I was 12 years old, painting fences on my grandfather’s farm. After working as a teacher in public schools for 40 years, I retired at age 67 and began taking Social Security benefits at age 68, using my money that the federal government had spent more than 55 years in a trust fund.
Now Senator Ron Johnson wants to submit Social Security and health care to a vote by Congress every year. Do you want multimillionaires to decide how much your monthly check is? As a retiree, I know that this money (my money) is crucial to my financial well-being. Those of you who are still working, do you want to lose the money you pay from each paycheck?
Say no to Ron Johnson. Vote for Mandela Barnes on November 8.