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Secure Social Security

 

February 6, 2019

Friday and Saturday nights I didn't sleep well at all. I woke up early and couldn't go back to sleep. I'm distressed, upset, and in an ill humor! I've been researching Social Security to try to discover how it came to be in trouble.

I learned in 1983 President Ronald Reagan, a Republican, and then Speaker of the House Tip O'Neil, a Democrat, had realized there would be a problem when the "Baby Boomer" generation became eligible for funds. They applied a solution, which resulted in more dollars taken from our hard earned paychecks. It created a surplus that lawmakers have plundered in...



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