Tuesday, March 19, 2013 | 2:03 a.m.
Currently, most, if not all, government employees do not participate in the Social Security system. The president could do a lot of good by allowing all government employees, including elected officials, to participate in the system of which the rest of us are forced to be a part.
Another measure that would help is to make all income subject to withholding.
I am against any form of income tax, but we are in desperate times. The time for dillydallying is way past; we need action now. Unemployment is dragging our nation into bankruptcy. To do nothing, including trying to fix the income tax, is criminal.
Make our elected officials use the same retirement and health care the rest of us use and see how long they wait to change the system for the better.