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Fear-Mongering Demonizes Social Security

Aug 30th, 2010 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

The fear-mongering that we’re all hearing about Social Security is nothing new.  It started 75 years ago when President Roosevelt signed the bill into law.  We found an article written by Peter Dreier and Donald Cohen that describes the fear-mongering history, and shines a spotlight on the morally decent program we know as Social Security.  [...]



The Future of the Social Security Program

Jul 14th, 2010 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

Ongoing questions about the Social Security program are being addressed in a bi-partisan fiscal commission President Obama appointed; the group is addressing the federal budget deficit and a big part of that involves what to do with Social Security. Some in our country believe Social Security needs to be strengthened.  It was created by FDR [...]