75 years later, Social Security still keeping its promise

Commentary | August 18, 2010 | By John Burbank | Everett Herald

When FDR signed the Social Security Act 75 years ago, he became the godfather of a rebirth of economic security in the midst of the Great Depression. This one act put the words of the Constitution into action -- establishing a system, insulated from the private market, which guaranteed economic security for the elderly, the disabled, and widows and their children. And it still does.

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