75 years ago a program was launched to help raise seniors out of poverty. Now, officials are hoping for another 75 years.
Social security has been around for three quarters of a century, and to celebrate the anniversary, Congressman Charlie Wilson (OH-6) brought a cake to the Marietta social security office.
"Even though social security is being criticized, it is a very good program that is working very well. Our opposition wants to invest this in the stock market. They want to take this money from social security and invest in stocks. I'm here as one representative who says it's not gonna be that way," Wilson said.
Wilson says changes in society have put a strain on the program; one example being the large number of baby boomers. He says with the rise in demand for social security, he's working to help make sure the supply is there.
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