Tagged: Social Security

Medicare And Mayhem – August 21, 1983

Click on the link here for Audio Player:  CBS Radio – Face The Nation + Hourly News – August 21, 1983 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A day of stark contrasts from opposite sides of the world, this August 21st in 1983. At home, attention was on Capitol Hill and...

FDR Signs Social Security – August 14, 1935

Click on the link here for Audio Player – President Roosevelt signs The Social Security Act of 1935 – August 14, 1935 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Since it’s been a bone of contention and the target of avid attempts at dismantling it, here’s a reminder of what all the...

Another Year, Another Congress – January 3, 1983

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for January 3, 1983 This January 3rd in 1983 saw the opening day of the 98th Congress. Speculation and swearing  in pretty much filled up the days news, but everything was guaranteed to settle down once President Reagan gave the State...

The State Of Social Security In 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio player: America United-Social Security 6-27-48 In my continuing coverage of the Health Care debate and its historic place in our political life, here comes another debate via the NBC Radio program “America United” hosted by David Brinkley from June 27, 1948. This debate,...

Social Security Turns 77 – August 14, 1935

Click on the link here for audio player: FDR Signs Social Security Act – Aug. 14, 1935 Today marks the seventy-seventh birthday of The Social Security Act. FDR: “The civilization of the past hundred years, with its startling industrial changes, has tended more and more to make life insecure. Young...