Re "Options Given to Save Social Security," Nov. 30: Social Security can be saved by simply making it fair. The current Social Security tax is outrageously regressive. Each worker is taxed 6.2% on up to $80,400 of annual income. After that, big earners pay nothing.
That means those who earn $250,000 a year pay only 2% of their income in Social Security tax. Those who earn $500,000 pay less than 1%. But the low-income earner still pays 6.2%. This makes no sense.