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America Before Social Security

August 06, 2018

Eighty-three years ago, on Aug. 14, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law the Social Security Act as a safeguard "against the hazards and vicissitudes of life." Today, Social Security single-handedly keeps 22 million Americans out of poverty. We are better off today because generations before us demanded that our government do something to save us from poverty as we enter old age.

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