Writer Misrepresents Congressman’s Letter

To The Reader’s Forum:

The recent letter to the Reader’s Forum regarding Congressman Reed’s position on Social Security is completely inaccurate. The writer purposefully misrepresents a letter the Congressman, along with many of his colleagues, sent to Speaker Boehner on October 8 urging him to address our debt crisis and ensure the long term solvency of Social Security. The letter the Congressman signed does not discuss any of the policies which the submission to this paper falsely attribute to Mr. Reed. It would be much more productive to address the seriousness of the impending insolvency of Social Security with facts and constructive discourse rather than politically motivated untruths.

Carla Westerlund

Jamestown