#SocialSecurity is a textbook illustration of how #government programs go off the rails. It had a noble goal: to help elderly and disabled Americans, who can’t work, maintain a minimal, dignified living standard. Back then, most people either died before reaching that point or didn’t live long after it. Social Security was never intended to do what we now expect, i.e., be the primary #income source for most Americans during a decade or more of retirement.
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Watch this 1972 documentary that aired on NBC about the pension crisis here: