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Why Do We Need Social Security?

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. . . A family that does not love and care for its children is dysfunctional. A country that does not care for its citizens in times of need is also dysfunctional . . . In the hullaballoo over Social Security, there has been a great deal of argument over whether we actually have a crisis. In that debate, a few people have brought up the issue of why we have a crisis, or even a problem. Still fewer have brought up the reasons for having Social Security in the first place. I think that question must be answered first, or we will never find effective, long-term answers to the first two. The universal understanding is that Social Security exists to guarantee a minimum income to our retired citizens. That’s true, but the effect of Social Security is far more complex. Social Security in the US was born from the Read More […]