“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 gives some measure of protection to the average citizen and his family against the loss of a job and against poverty-ridden old age.”
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt said as he signed the Social Security Act into law August 14, 1935.
“Care for the sick. Serenity for the fearful”
were the words Lyndon Johnson expressed some thirty years later Continue reading