Congress is to blame for Social Security's problems [Letter]

July 01, 2014

The appointment of Carolyn Colvin as commissioner of Social Security Administration amid questions of cutback actions by Congress is laughable ("Obama taps Colvin to lead Social Security," June 20). Why can't Congress see that it is the problem, not the solution?

They are the ones who have not increased the budget to run the agency and who also allowed attorneys to file disability claim after claim that have put a stranglehold not only on the system but on the benefits paid. They are at fault, not the woman nominated for the job.

And while I do not question Ms. Colvin's abilities, I do question the appointment of someone who is 72 for a six-year job. Isn't there someone younger who could have been appointed?

Joe Rider

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