Collins should be honest about Social Security
On Sept. 20, I received an email news release from Chris Collins, opponent of incumbent Congresswoman Kathy Hochul, in which he trumpets his endorsement by the "60 Plus Association." Collins describes this association as a "national non-partisan seniors group." Not having heard of this organization before, I did a little research and quickly determined that this is a right-wing group committed to privatizing Social Security.
Rather than hiding behind what he hopes voters will think is an innocuous seniors' group, it would be more helpful if Collins would be publicly honest about his aim to end Social Security as we know it. Maybe Collins, with his wealth, has no need for Social Security, but a lot of the voters in this district are counting on it.
James R. Renfrew