Especially during the political silly season, I suppose I should be accustomed to statements that are ridiculous or plainly wrong. But I find they drive me crazy, and compel me to respond to at least some of them.
A recent example was a September opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal. It argued that retirees who wait until 70 (instead of 66) to collect Social Security should not benefit from that delay with a premium that amounts to a 32% increase in monthly payments.
I decided to write a blog rather than respond with a letter to the editor, since I doubted the Journal would admit its vetting process was flawed, as pointed out below. More