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It seems current rhetoric is trying to position Social Security as a “handout” or as a program that is bankrupting our national government. It is important to remind ourselves the origin of the program as well as the fact that we, as workers, invest in social security. We are paying in to the program so that, later, we can collect on what we saved up.
Workers pay into Social Security and Medicare because of a 1935 law that mandates their contribution and that employers (like school districts) must also pay into the pool through the Federal Insurance Contributions Act match. Efforts to cut this program, which has been a cornerstone program for more than 75 years, must be examined. Pay attention to the people who are trying to abolish the program and learn more about it.
The term social security was originally used in our country by Abraham Epstein in connection with his group, the American Association for Social Security. When the Social Security Act first passed, it was actually named the Economic Security Act but it was changed during Congressional consideration of the bill. The cards were originally issued through U.S. post offices. Take a look at the brochure written in 1953.