Posted 3 years ago on May 25, 2015, 6:14 p.m. EST by windyacres
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I wonder how much, "The New Deal" was trusted when it was announced during very hard times with much suffering. Did the masses trust that their government would keep it's word and remove from their shoulders the stress of living day to day? Woe to those elderly who didn't have family during that time, they were too worn out to work, and I suppose each has their own story but they all died. Did some die too early?
When my Dad died at the age of 45 from a heart attack in 1974, my 62 year old grandaddy recognized it was necessary for him alone to care for the family. Later that year an event occurred that I will always remember. My granddaddy got his first Social Security check, and for a man who was the son of a sharecropper, happy to get a job at 15 yrs old working 6 days a week morning to night at a, "fillin station", because it was more pay and an escape from the cotton fields, stared at the check and kept staring as a weight lifted from his shoulders. He relaxed into his chair looking at the check and Trusted that it would come to him every month. He had trusted, and he still did.
For years now, there are comments made about SS running out of money, and the young are to expect the money to run out well before they get old enough to receive it. The young should be promised, guaranteed, and allowed to know they indeed will receive it whether anyone can afford a yacht or not. A strong Political message should be made to ease the burden of young people's shoulders, remove their stress about the future. Maybe they might actually feel like voting.