President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law on August 14, 1935

3 Social Security Facts:

1. Social Security lifts 20 million Americans out of Poverty
2. Social Security does not add a cent to the deficit or national debt. (CEPR)
3. The poverty rate for Americans over 65 fell from 35% in 1959 to 9% in 2011. (U.S. Census Bureau

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