Social Security, once a promise of help with future security, is now fast losing financial ground because of tough decisions needing to be made but members of Congress being unwilling to do so. Perhaps they are waiting to see if the president will attempt a "fix" through another executive order (thereby usurping their authority) as he has done in other areas recently.
Had corrective steps been taken for Social Security even a few years ago, they would have been less noticeable. The longer Congress waits, the more drastic the changes needed -- and likely more painful.
Several possibilities exist: raise the cap and retirement age; change the method of figuring inflation to reduce COLA adjustments; adjust the calculation for benefits for those earning higher than the national average; put all who receive wages in this country into the system.
Since representatives and senators are more influenced by political contributors and lobbyists than individual voters contacting them is likely a futile attempt to produce action, but I have to try.
JIM DAVISON, Waitsburg