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  •  Actually no. (0+ / 0-)

    It was meant to keep farmers from starving to death in the wake of the depression.
     They had nothing to supplement.
     

    "The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced." -Zappa My Site

    by meagert on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 10:53:52 AM PST

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    •  Nothing about starving farmers there (1+ / 0-)
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      Under this law the United States Government will send checks every month to retired workers, both men and women, after they have passed their 65th birthday and have met a few simple requirements of the law.
      THIS means that if you work in some factory, shop, mine, mill, store, office, or almost any other kind of business or industry, you will be earning benefits that will come to you later on. From the time you are 65 years old, or more, and stop working, you will get a Government check every month of your life
      http://www.ssa.gov/...

      In fact farmers were not covered, nor were laborers on farms.

      "No one life is more important than another. No one voice is more valid than another. Each life is a treasure. Each voice deserves to be heard." Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse & Onomastic

      by Catte Nappe on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 11:11:00 AM PST

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