Must Watch TV on the History of and Changes to Social Security

We have an awesome community here at TPV. As we were talking about the president's budget and Social Security this bygone week, you all pointed out Lawrence O'Donnell's history lesson to armchair "activists" on the history of Social Security, the woman behind it, and the relative recent history of automatic cost of living adjustments. If you haven't seen these clips, please do yourself a great favor and watch.

April 10: Democrats and the History of Social Security:



April 11: Lawrence makes the case that Frances Perkins would support President Obama's chained CPI proposal and oppose raising the cap on payroll taxes because of Social Security's nature as an insurance program rather than a welfare one.



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