Social Security

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Social Security It is with great satisfaction that I have signed into law the Social Security Amendments of 1961. They represent an additional step toward eliminating many of the hardships resulting from old-age, disability, or death of the family wage earner"¦. A Nation's strength lies in the well being of its people. The social security program plays an important part in providing for families, children, and older persons in time of stress, but it cannot remain static. Changes in our population, in our working habits, and in our standard of living require constant revision. (Presidential) These great words of social security came from President John F. Kennedy, June 30, 1961. On Tuesday, November 7th, 2000, citizens of the United States will have the opportunity to vote for the next President of the United States. This opportunity will give the Americans a chance to continue the current prosperity and reach toward the American dream.

This presidential election is about as close as there has ever been, which means that every vote of each citizen that decides to vote will make a difference. The two primary candidates running for President are: Al Gore for the Democratic party and George W. Bush for the Republican party. Ralph Nader is one of the independent candidates running for president, with the green party. When electing the President of the United States many issues are at stake. One issue that will be at stake will affect some TPH & BRH people soon and others much later is what will be done with social security. The three presidential candidates definitely have very distinguished views on the subject, and they differ on what should be done with social security.

"Social security is a state provision of financial aid to alleviate poverty and to provide income to retired persons...