Regarding the March 25 "Thumbs up, thumbs down" editorial, if a lie is told often enough, then a lot of people will think it's true. The Standard is also telling the lie that Social Security is an entitlement. I worked over 45 years and had part of my earnings placed in Social Security to be used when I retire. Due to mismanagement the great wonderful leaders of our government say that "entitlement" is about broke. It's not an entitlement!
I worked for a company for 20 years and belonged to the grain millers union. I receive a retirement from them, is that an entitlement? According to the lie it is.
What about federal, state, and county employees, after 20 years they can retire and get an entitlement. Maybe the government should look at cutting those entitlements also. Make them wait until they are 65, like the company I worked for had me wait. Think of all the money the federal, state, and county governments could save forcing their employees to wait until they are 65 to start drawing their entitlements.
A lie is a lie and if you believe Social Security is an entitlement, then the government has done its job and pulled the wool over your eyes. How does it feel to see through wool?