We need to stop and salute one of, if not the, most successful social programs ever implemented by the U.S. Government.
Social Security has protected both the old and the young– and paid a significant part of Paul Ryan’s College education. Well, nothing is perfect….
Now we have to protect it from Romney, Ryan and the Republicans who would apparently prefer to let elderly people and parentless children starve in the streets so they can give tax cuts to millionaires and billionaires….
I do hope people wake up and realize that their goal is to privatize Social Security and put the money in Wall Street hands….Not the safest place for it to be if you actually want to count on it being there when you need it.
Just think of what happened to your 401K plan in 2008…..
Social Security is safe and stable. The GOP is neither…..
Today marks the 77th anniversary of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signing the Social Security Act into law, creating arguably America’s most successful social program. “We can never insure one hundred percent of the population against one hundred percent of the hazards and vicissitudes of life, but we have tried to frame a law which will give some measure of protection to the average citizen and to his family against the loss of a job and against poverty-ridden old age,” FDR said on that day.
via 77 Years After It Became Law, Social Security Keeps 20 Million Americans Out Of Poverty | ThinkProgress.
One response to “Happy Birthday, Social Security!”
The key word here is average citizens. Romney and his bunch are above that and really don’t worry about the majority of working people in America . I don’t know why people are so taken in by their bs.