Former governor of Wisconsin
"Some people thought of it as an insurance program, but it has never really worked that way."
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"Let's start in the 1930s. Life expectancy was 58 years for men and 61 years for women. Americans over 65 were vastly outnumbered by younger workers. Given these facts, it seemed affordable to ask workers to subsidize these people. President Roosevelt created Social Security along these lines. Some people thought of it as an insurance program, but it has never really worked that way."
- The Manhattan Institute, June 10, 2003
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