March 23, 2011

Defending the solvency of Social Security, Larry DeWitt [letters, March 21] wrote, “in its history the Social Security program has taken in less than it paid out in only 11 years; it had to cash in a combined $26 billion in trust fund assets to pay benefits. This is a pretty impressive feat. . .

Said the man who jumped off the Empire State Building, as he passed the 30th floor, “So far, so good.”

David Boaz, Washington

The writer is executive vice president of the Cato Institute.