The Battle for Social Security : From Fdr's Vision to Bush's Gamble (Hardcover)
This book illuminates the politics and policy of the current struggle over Social Security in light of the program's compelling history and ingenious structure. After a brief introduction describing the dramatic response of the Social Security Administration to the 9/11 terrorist attack, the book recounts Social Security???s lively history. Although President Bush has tried to convince Americans that Social Security is designed for the last century and unworkable for an aging population, readers will see that the President's assault is just another battle in a longstanding ideological war. Prescott Bush, the current President???s grandfather, remarked of FDR, "The only man I truly hated lies buried in Hyde Park." The book traces the continuous thread leading from Prescott Bush and his contemporaries to George W. Bush and others who want to undo Social Security. The book concludes with policy recommendations which eliminate Social Security's deficit in a manner consistent with the program's philosophy and structure.
Bringing the politics and policy of the current Social Security debate to light, an informed study of the controversy describes the workings of the system while evaluating the compelling history and ingenious structure of the program as set forth by President Roosevelt.
Bringing the politics and policy of the current Social Security debate to light, a study of the controversy describes the workings of the system while evaluating the history and ingenious structure of the program as set forth by President Roosevelt.
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