HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SOCIAL SECURITY!!!!!
YOU ARE THE MOST AWESOME GOVERNMENT PROGRAM EVER!!
Senator Bernie Sanders writes that we must defend Social Security from attacks and that President Obama should declare his commitment to Social Security. (No cuts, no changes to COLA)
The National Senior Citizens Law Center sends birthday greetings to Social Security.
Kathy Ruffing, writes thanking Social Security for lifting 45% of Seniors out of poverty which they would be in if Social Security was not there for them. She writes for OFFTHECHARTS at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
Richard Eskow writes a beautiful birthday card to Social Security.
Dean Baker sends some love to one of Social Security’s opponents.
Michael Hiltzik of the LATimes sends his birthday greetings.
Social Security’s 77th birthday will be celebrated at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Museum in Hyde Park, New York, today. Erik Kingson, Professor of Social Work, cochair of StrengthenSocialSecurity, and defender of Social Security will speak there today. Strengthen Social Security has prepared reports for each State about Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Each report has a one page-summary fact sheet at the end of the report.
The National Academy for Social Insurance put out this video today to honor our old Friend, Social Security. “It is built to last” is the theme. The video is linked to other videos about Social Security which you might like. (The video in Spanish)
Erik Laursen has published his book , The People’s Pension: The Struggle to Defend Social Security Since Reagan.
Dearest Social Security, Happy Birthday!!