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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 9, September 1956 - File 062. 1956-09. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 15, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/279/show/271.

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 9, September 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date September 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
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript mm Contest f\uie ed To enter the Facts Forum contests it is necessary that contestants vote the Facts Forum Poll and send a list of names and addresses of five friends who would be interested in receiving Facts Forum News. Only one list of names is necessary for contestants to enter any one or all of the monthly contests. Use the handy entry sheet on page 63. LETTERS TO THE EDITORS: Write letters of 150 words or less to your favorite newspaper about any subject of national interest. If you need more than 150 words to express your views, divide the material into two or more letters. Letters must have been published in a newspaper or magazine, and a clipping sent for entry. An award of $10 will be paid for each letter selected by our contest judges. SLOGAN: A handsome clock-radio will be awarded to the person who, in the opinions of the contest judges, submits a slogan superior to the one currently appearing in the magazine. Until such a slogan is received, the present slogan will be continued each month. POLL QUESTIONS: Do you have questions on subjects of national interest which would be be suitable for use in our monthly poll? Facts Forum offers a prize of $5 for each question selected by our judges. Questions for the contest must not contain mote than 72 chatacters, including spaces. Questions will be judged for their current interest, fairness and conciseness. Keep questions "unloaded." Questions must be worded so that they can be answered "yes" or "no." QUESTIONS FOR TV PROGRAM: Mail questions for use on Reporters' Roundup-TV to: P. O. Box 26, Washington, D. C. The three persons submitting questions used will receive Longines wrist watches. QUESTIONS FOR RADIO PROGRAMS: Questions suggested for Reporters' Roundup-Radio should be mailed to Mutual Broadcasting System, Washington, D. C. The three persons submitting questions used will receive Wittnauer wrist watches. Book Reviews (Continued from page 36) Stokes. Payment of benefits became conditional, and on conditions subject to congressional whim. "The one section that went untouched was the escape clause, the avoidance of contract liability." This is the system we have today. Senator George of Georgia, who supported the first Social Security bill, denounced the new plan. He was not the only objector. Numerous extensions of Social Security were made in 1954. Mr. Stokes is of the opinion that considerable efflorescence marks any election year. Page 60 Social Security rulings are highly technical and abound with such st.it.-- ments as, "If you qualify," "If you are an eligible survivor beneficiary," and "If you fulfill the conditions." The government always decides whether you do or do not, and of course maintains a gigantic staff of investigators to make sure that, if you are "eligible," you remain so. Many today are enjoying windfalls from Social Security, especially persons in the advanced age brackets. The author thinks that they do well to ride the gravy train while it lasts. Mil lions of others have suffered disappointment and heartbreak; characteristic case histories are given. It is practically impossible for anyone to know for sure whether he is "covered or not, until the day of reckoning <la\\ ns, at which time all the benefits may have leaked out through an un- guessed loophole; or, the law may I have been changed, to operate retroactively. The author explains: Except for a few hundred million dollars in current cash (mere pocket change in this enterprise), the reserve fund consists of bonds. These Social Security bonds are not the same as government bonds in private hands. Regular bonds <&■ ready have been sold to private citizens. But the Social Security bonds have not yet been sold; they are no' negotiable, have no more intrinsic value than bonds not yet printed. Any move to draw on this reserve fund would mean taxing the people a thud time, to pay off the bonds held there- The Social Security reserve fund ti only a paper resource, a thing unreal- "A commercial insurance company found in that shape would go out o> business as fast as the State examine' could get tn a telephone." Will tin- Social Security Reserve Fund go broke? And if so, when? Nobody knows. The best actuarial science in the world cannot deliver a" affirmative or a negative answer ot this vital point. Chapter Sixteen dc fines the situation simply and fully- " should make absorbing reading fo1 any F.I.C.A. taxpayer. Certainly, current recipients arc* f"r' ing far better than posterity can hop8 to fare. In fact, posterity may find th8 Social Security structure an insuppo^' able burden, and flatly repudiate >•■ Rather than face this disgraceful poS' sibility, says Mr. Stokes, Congo's* should at once accord our Social SeCu' rity laws complete and thorough re*"' sion, not in emotional terms to attra'-' votes, but in realistic terms that w" stand up under the sternest scrutM of actuarial experts. It can be (lone: it should be (\ofe; and the sooner the better, affirms to*' analyst. E"' Any book reviewed in this book section lor any other current book I supplied by return moil, postage prepaid. You pay only the bookstore price. "The Complete Bookstore-by-Mail" THE BOOKMAILER, Box 101, NEW YORK 16 Facts Forum News, Septembet 1$
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