The Pros And Cons Of The Social Security Program

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Social Security Program is a Legal Theft

Social security was designed to assist constituents during financial hardship. The program insured non-Negroes who needed unemployment compensation, met retirement age requirements, or child welfare prevention programs. Despite its forward objective, critics’ perception of the social security program was depicted as legal thievery. M.A.’s candid retort to the government’s evasive program was simply to rape the pocket’s of the people. M.A. as well as others primarily prepared for retirement or a rainy day from stock returns. Contrarily, the social security program stimulated other economic restructures, which included limited full-time workers. The shift in the economy and Roosevelt’s failed promises created a wedge between the people and the government. For instance, Mrs. OM voices her views of President Roosevelt’s campaign as a misleading trick. She further explained
…President Roosevelt gave his promise to drive "The Money Changers from the Temple," listeners had great hope that at last the common people of the nation would have a hearing but so far he seems zealously to be watching over the interests of financiers and capitalists and the common people are allowed to view a mirage with wonderful promises which disappear on approach (McElvaine, pp. 195-197, 1936).
Despite amid controversy of plausible attempts in extorting the people, the social security program was implemented to avoid reoccurring, widespread economic depressions. Contrarily, constituents speculated so-called precautionary against challenging financial deficit evaded the primary objective of bailing out the nation out of debt was simply propaganda leading to redistributing the nation’s wealth to the fountainhe...

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