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Social Security at 75

A Celebration and a Caution

By Barbara Samuels

The Social Security Act's seventy-fifth anniversary in 2010 is a time for some reflection on how the Social Security Act came about, what social security has meant to this nation, to supporters and cynics alike, and why we should be glad and proud that the system was created and continues to exist. However, this social program, the greatest our country has ever enacted, must be safeguarded for future generations.

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