Category Archives: Franklin D. Roosevelt

THE BATTLE TO DESTROY SOCIAL SECURITY – FDR’S SUCCESS STILL RANKLES THE REPUBLICANS

As the recent mind numbing memories of fiscal collapse diminish and the public readies itself for the next round of infighting over another potential shutdown and debt ceiling crisis, Social Security is high on the hit list for the Republican … Continue reading

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FDR, THE FEAR OF POLIO, AND THOUGHTS OF HISTORY

I visited the Franklin D. Roosevelt memorial when I was in Washington, DC a couple of weeks ago. The memorial is long and spread out with insets containing the statues and exhibits of the memorial. The first “cubby-hole” of the … Continue reading

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY – AUGUST 14, 1935 – SOCIAL SECURITY BECOMES LAW

Social Security celebrates 72 years today. Five years after the stock market crash of 1929, on June 8, 1934, President Franklin D. Roosevelt announced his intention to provide a program for Social Security in a message to Congress. Subsequently, the … Continue reading

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