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Naysayers were opposed to Social Security, too

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Naysayers were opposed to Social Security, too Fred Barney [March 14 letter] and others who oppose a minimum wage increase should revisit history. The year was 1935, and the hue and cry was about the introduction of Social Security. The American Medical Association denounced the new law as a “compulsory socialistic tax.” The U.S. Chamber of Commerce called it “economically preposterous and legally indefensible.” A Republican congressman from New York said “never in history has ...


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wmarincic
March 20, 2014
7:15 a.m.

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Edward F. Wagner, more untruth. Lets look at LBJ and his welfare state. In the late 50s before welfare a black woman was more likely to get married than a white woman. Only 2% of black households were single mothers before welfare in 1959, today it's 85%. So please tell us again how the government is taking care of society except by enslaving them and stealing their drive and ambition. Obamacare will be even worse.
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/viewS...

wmarincic
March 20, 2014
11:02 a.m.

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BTW, the statistics are from 1959, LBJ's war on poverty began in 1964 and 65.

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