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Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 10, October 1956
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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 10, October 1956 - File 021. 1956-10. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 25, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/1609/show/1560.

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 10, October 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date October 1956
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
Genre
  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • Energy & Sustainability Research Collection
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Transcript bring on socialized medicine in the United states.1'' Senator Olin D. Johnston remarked that he recalled the unfavorable comment which arose concerning the original Social Security bill. Some declared that it was socialistic; others charged that it was the beginning of a program which would put everyone on the federal retirement program; others held that it would break the country.16 Preiponents claim that there are millions retired today who refute such Marges. The system lias been in oper- ation for twenty years, ancl reserves, "•vestments, and earnings of the system increase each year. Millions retire ■'•'ch year and start drawing benefits, tod the- program has not cost the federal government a cent; the cost is Paid for out of the Social Security Contributions of the- 53,400,000 participants in the program. "''lions for Foreign Relief Senator Johnston remarked that the -'"iiiitry could hardly justify denying the aged ancl disabled workers the ''tilization of their own savings, espe- Pally in view of the fact that the eoun- ry had given awaj in excess of $114 "Hion for the relief of foreign people •luring the last 30 years. Many legislators expressed dissatis- Ncta'on to thc end with a bill which Pd not provide more liberal disability P-verage — one broadened to include «ny age group which was permanently ^d totally disabled — not necessaril*. "at of 50 years or upward. As a mat- to of fact, numerous other advocates P* the new-type disability benefits 'ave made it clear that a person elis- a°lecl in his thirties, say, is fully as PUch in need of help as one disabled r fifty years." Some legislators favoring the Social pcurity amendment agreed, however, hi>t the fifty-year limitation was a step ." the right direction; and, since- it was I k**ter to take one step at a time rather "-m no step at all, they were in accord 'th the proposed amendment. This E*e holds true- for the retirement age t 62 years for women. Some thought ^at the age limit should be place-el at Ply; however, they agreed that retire- . l'"t at sixty-two was better than hav- P8 the person wait until she was sixty- |Ve- This is more of the one-step-at-a- J°e, but a step-in-the-right-directiori ti: F-flosophy. .,'t is generally agreed, even among '-' most enthusiastic amendment sup- ■""'te-rs. that perfection will not be b A-T.s Forum News, October. 1956 achieved in the administration of a liberal Social Security program; but, thanks to the untiring efforts of a number of legislators, (ill of the prospective recipients of benefits will not be penalized because of such imperfection. Some say that it is extremely easy for those persons not disabled in any way to be- negative regarding a disability provision in a Social Security amendment. But as for those hopelessly crippled or otherwise disabled with cancer, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, or any of the scores of other diseases — they can't be negative and objective . . . their problems are very real. Critics of the amendment cite iso- late-el eases where, in the ease of rehabilitation, personal initiative triumphed over handicap. Such rehabilitation is tbe ideal situation, of course. Unfortunately, claim advocates of the amendment, such opportunities for the majority of tbe handicapped exist only in imagination anel theory. Too few of the disabled are really qualified to do work of a technical nature. This being tbe ease, who is going to hire a paraplegic, or an arthritic invalid, or a blind man? Advocates of a more liberal Social Security program are jubilant over the presidential signing of the bill. They claim that a new day of hope dawned for hundreds of thousands of unfortunate people when the President wrote his signature on the bill, lowering the sixty-five-year retirement age for women to sixty-two, and permitting permanently-disabled workers to start drawing benefits at the age of fifty years. "This," they say, "is humanitarian legislation. It provides a new milestone in security for the people of America." END ■'Ibid. "Ibid., p. 11858. ""What AboEit t!s(- Plan to Pension Hie- De.s.eIeIe-eI?" U. S Venn mid World Report ( Mees 18. 1956), pp. S2-85. Here's How You Can Help THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM! tV Tell your friends to tune in whenever Facts Forum is on the air. Make a list of the radio and television stations serving the home communities of your out-of-town friends and mail the list to them. it Write a letter of appreciation to the stations on which you can hear Facts Forum programs. A favorable audience response will insure their continuing to carry these programs. ■jV Check your local newsstands for displays of Facts Forum News. If you do not find it, tell the manager he can secure copies each month from the International Circulation Distributors' local wholesale branch. ■& Write your informed opinions on problems which must be answered for the future of America to editors, columnists, and commentators. Send clippings of all your published letters (containing 150 words or less) for entry in Facts Forum's "Letters to the Editor" contest. •& Suggest that your local merchants and business friends promote Patriotism in their advertising. Facts Forum will gladly send suggestions on request. tV Use the material in Facts Forum News to stimulate interesting debates and discussions in your club meetings. Tell presidents or the finance chairmen of all organizations that they can add to their treasury by using the Facts Forum Fund Raising Plan. Full details will be sent upon request. ■& Pass your copy of Facts Forum News along to friends so they may become acquainted with it and subscribe. W Make Facts Forum your organization . . . help enlarge its activities . . . with your contributions. Donations from SI to S1000 (or more) will help immeasurably to further this important work. By a U. S. Treasury ruling, all donations to Facts Forum can be deducted from your Income Tax. Facts Forum, Inc. Dallas, Texas □ I enclose $3 for a 1-year subscription to Facts Forum News. □ Enclosed is my voluntary contribution in the amount $ support of Facts Forum. for the Name (please print) Address City Zone State Page 19
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