80th Anniversary of Social Security

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How to strengthen and preserve Social Security for future generations is one of the most important decisions facing federal policymakers. This campaign season, questions about Social Security’s fate belong on the forefront.
AARP released results of a   survey recently to celebrate the 80 th  Anniversary of Social Security on August 14, 2015. Americans of all ages continue to have strong feelings of support for Social Security, and the survey found several key themes. According to the national survey of adults, Social Security remains a core part of retirement security, and remains popular across generations and political ideologies. Americans want to live independently, but face challenges around saving for retirement that underscore the importance of Social Security for future generations of beneficiaries.
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Today marks a significant milestone in what Americans agree is one of the most important - if not the most important - government program - Social Security turns 80!
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It was 80 years ago today that President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Social Security into law--on Aug. 14, 1935. In Arkansas, 666,172 people--among 59 million people nationwide--Social Security benefits.
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Aug. 14, 2015 is the 80th anniversary of the signing of Social Security into law in 1935.  To mark the occasion, AARP Iowa is hosting a State Fair-themed Social Security celebration tent open from 10 am to 7 pm with games, prizes, birthday cake and cake-on-stick at the Iowa State Fair.
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The information below was released by AARP on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015. 
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