Once upon a time there was a wise Hebrew in Egypt who foresaw that seven years of bountiful harvest would be followed by seven years of drought. He had some credibility with the Pharaoh and convinced the Pharaoh to establish a program of saving a portion of the bountiful harvests so there would be grain to feed the people when the times of drought and famine came. The storage plan was successful and when the droughts came there was food enough for all.
This is the same thing that has been done with Social Security. It was foreseen that the retirement of the boomers was going to stress the system and payroll taxes were raised in the past above what was needed for current benefits and the excess was placed in the Trust Fund. The current administration has borrowed from that trust fund to pay for tax cuts and to fight an questionable war. Social Security is in trouble only if the federal government defaults on its debts to the trust. When today's pharaoh says that Social Security is short of money, he is saying that he has emptied the granaries so he could give food to rich people and fight his own private war.
Don't let this despot pay back the money he has given to his rich friends by reducing benefits and diverting revenue out of the system! Pharaoh, let the working people go!
UPDATE: The letter that actually appears in the Tri-City Herald will have been edited down to the TCH 200 word limit.