Society Security has been one of the most embattled programs in American history. Set up by President Roosevelt over 80 years ago, the program designed to help Americans when they reach retirement has been abused and misused for generations.
Americans who paid into the system all their lives often have trouble receiving benefits when they retire. Meanwhile immigrants and others who have not contributed are able to withdraw from SS on day one of entering the country.
Presidents have worked to reform the system, to alleviate the burden it will place on future generations, but have often been denied by liberal lawmakers.
Today the Social Security program is in great need of help and reform. President Trump has vowed to preserve the benefits of both Social Security and Medicaid, but change is still needed.
Recent news is flooring Americans and revealing a scandal you wish could only be made up. Instead it has only confirmed the great problems SS faces and the challenge Trump faces.
From Right Wing News:
An audit found that the Social Security Administration paid out over $1 billion in benefits to people that don’t have social security numbers — or, people that should not be able to get benefits at all. The government’s documentation of “representative payees,” or people who receive benefits on behalf of someone else incapable of managing their affairs, was evidently massively flawed.