April 26, 2012

Of course the outlook for Social Security is worse relative to last year’s report [“Social Security’s financial forecast gets a bit darker,” news article, April 24]. The article prominently reported the forecasts and analyses offered by program trustees and administration officials but failed to mention the effect of the 2-percentage-point payroll tax cut the past two years. What else would happen to Social Security when its revenue is shrunk by so much?

Alex Della-Valle, Alexandria