Happy Birthday Social Security!
August 14th was Social Security's 70th Birthday. To celebrate, I helped deliver some cupcakes to the Bangor offices of Senators Snowe and Collins.
Collins has refused to reject Social Security privatization, but chocolate can melt even the most Republican of hearts. Here's one of her staffers holding up a "say no to privatization" birthday card.
The Bangor Social Security office is in the same buidling as Collin's Senate office, so we stopped in and said thanks to the staff for 70 years of guaranteed benefits.
Next was Senator Snowe's office, just up the street. Snowe has been pretty good on the Social Security issue, unfortunately much of her staff took a strong anti-cupcake stance. We left them some anyway.
Finally we headed to the old folks' home where we partied late into the early afternoon and got a chance to talk with the residents. These ladies had some heartfelt stories about how important Social Security has been for them and their families.
Social Security is an anti-poverty program, it's an insurance program, and it's a safety net. It's a vital part of every community in this country. Here's wishing it another great 70 years.
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