“How the Social Security Act Gave Birth to the Affordable Care Act”

The United States of America; where Americans of old age, disabilities, and the
unemployed, has the assurance and confidence of obtaining quality health care and monies due to medical problems and misfortune of being out of work in an unstable economy, would be available to everyone whom needed this Federal welfare provision. This goal was the centerpiece of former President Franklin Roosevelt’s vision of a national takeover in America. This vision-turned-law, entitled, “The Social Security Act of 1935,” encompasses this goal of unilateral welfare through taxation of working Americans. Taking from the able-bodied working Americans, and providing for the disabled-and elderly as well, was enacted as broad legislation; opening a path for legislators, for generations to come, to enforce communism in the United States.

In 2013, the average American faces crises daily; put food on the table for their children,
put a roof over their and their family’s heads, and pay for health insurance. Today’s economy allows for only the wealthy or very poor to achieve this – the American Dream. Whether thought of or not, the Social Security Act was instrumental in the massive class divide, and ultimate communism of which America is experiencing today. Title II, Section 202, of the Social Security Act states, “… Every qualified individual (as defined in section 210) shall be entitled to receive, with respect to the period beginning on the date he attains the age of sixty-five, or on January 1, 1942, whichever is the later, and ending on the date of his death, an old-age benefit…” (Congress 1935). This piece of legislation within the Act was a ruse; a punishment on America’s elderly – ensuring a permanent welfare generation through the ages.

“… Class struggle is the primary vehicle contributing to the expansion of the state’s role
in capitalist society” (Quadagno 1984). The United States Congress passed the Social Security Act as a mechanism of ensuring the government always had influence in America’s then free market economy. Given that the government did not contribute to the financing of old-age assistance, the burden of financing was placed solely on employers and employees through payroll deductions (Quadagno 1984). This was the first substantial overhaul derived from the Federal government to create wealth redistribution in America.

Upon signing the Social Security Act into law, President Roosevelt said, “… is by no
means complete… It will act as a protection to future Administrations against the necessity of going deeply into debt to furnish relief to the needy” (Roosevelt 1935). First, no law shall ever be enacted without researched and projected long-term financial analysis. Had a financial analysis been conducted and completed in the 1930’s, the United States may have been in an uplifted financial state today. President Roosevelt was intentional to allow and then sign into law, legislation that was intended to be temporary and experimental (Kooijman 1999). “… Roosevelt seemed to have come to the conclusion that extending the supply of medical care was preferable over guaranteeing access to medical care” (Kooijman 1999). This observation negates the Social Security Act in its entirety, thus rendering Americans need for it useless.

President Roosevelt’s long-term view for America was enshrined in his New Deal
policies, with the Social Security Act being the most fundamental and prominent. Disguised as governmental assistance for the needy, the Act appropriated Federal funds to the states for state chosen health and welfare programs. However, the frightening reality of the birth of the Social Security Act is: to this day, the Federal government picks and chooses what it deems to necessitate “health and welfare.” As a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2010, health and welfare has become an overly flexible and almost laughable niche in America’s budget.

Under the guise of providing for the elderly and needy, legislation was and is today,
created to gain control of the American population through taxation. This unsustainable burden is shouldered on taxing small business owners and the average able-bodied working American. Like the Social Security Act, the Affordable Care Act was seemingly devised as a thoroughfare for uninsured, elderly, and needy Americans to obtain quality health care. The enactment of both of these disastrous laws has proven to be troublesome, at best.

Funding the Social Security Act, and eventually the Affordable Care Act, has been, and
is, a financial disaster. To fund the Social Security Act, in 1935, $49,750,000 was authorized for appropriation for the fiscal year, ending halfway through 1936 (Congress 1935). Without government funding on any level, the able-bodied working American population was liable for an enormous welfare program that many Americans would not benefit from. The pursuit of Liberty by retaining hard-earned money – earned from hard work, was stolen from Americans and transitioned to the Federal government.

Funding the Affordable Care Act today has widely proven to be unaffordable, too
complex, and a blatant thief on America’s freedoms. In retrospect, President Roosevelt said, “What we can do is to lay a sound foundation on which we can build a structure to give a greater measure of safety and happiness to the individual than any we have ever known” (Kooijman 1999). He openly admitted to creating a program, malleable enough, to be manipulated by future generations of legislators, with the result, in America, being a socialized and government controlled welfare state. President Roosevelt knew that Americans would not embrace a totalitarian government program all at once; he and Congress drafted the framework for what America deals with today.

What America had for a President in 1935 was a man whom envisioned a socialist and
communist welfare state – a former day Robin Hood culture, so to speak. There are legislative parallels between the Social Security Act and the Affordable Care Act. For example, both laws prey on man-made fears of poor-to-no health care availability; both create, welcome, and allow a continual fixed-income and welfare state; both are decisions made against the will of able bodied, working Americans.

The times have changed, yet, the thirst and quest for dictatorship has not. President
Roosevelt was cunning, creative, and brilliant. He influenced lawmakers to craft an imperfect Act, with plenty of leeway for amendments, ratifications, and debates. The Social Security Act of 1935 is now fully realized: the Affordable Care Act is the ultimate expansion of the abhorrent Social Security Act. President Barack Obama has, and currently, touts the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as a ruse, in efforts to obtain total government control of the American people.

The Social Security Act of 1935 was a springboard for future introduction and
legalization of communism into America – robbing Americans by forced contributions. Illegally ruled by the U.S. Supreme Court as a “tax,” the Affordable Care Act places the burden of financial responsibility on the working American’s shoulders, by threat of punishment. Time has told that the Social Security Act has come full-circle, with the passage of the government controlled Affordable Care Act. Lastly, President Roosevelt’s vision of a national health insurance system in America is today’s reality: a government death panel; overseeing which American receives the most health care and which American pays for it.

With the completion of President Roosevelt’s efforts in the 1930’s for a communistic
government takeover, able-bodied American workers today is forced by Congress and Barack Obama, to be the unwilling Robin Hood – held hostage by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). In short, the government claims to want to help the disabled and needy by forcing unconstitutional health care mandates on able-bodied, working Americans. It uses the IRS as its bullying enforcers, and gives food, shelter, clothing, health care, and cell phones to Americans and illegal aliens wanting something without working for it. Today, it is hard to attain the American Dream by working hard because the government keeps raising taxes under these phony welfare Acts.

Americans should credit President Franklin Roosevelt for enacting the tool that President
Barack Obama has driven through the heart of the once-great United States of America. Had the Social Security Act of 1935 never existed, America would not be in a wealth redistribution state today. In addition, America would not have dictators in its nation’s capital, appropriating other people’s monies to fund those who refuse to earn their own success.

In conclusion, taking from the “haves” and giving to the “have not’s” is not the
embodiment of a free-market America; it is the embodiment of communism. Americans have yet to call themselves Communists because they have not witnessed a white flag, adorned with a hammer and sickle on it, risen to the top of a flagpole. With his signature on the Social Security Act, President Roosevelt cemented the flagpole in the ground in 1935. Lastly, President Obama raised the flag with his signature on the Affordable Care Act. When a government forces a designated population of workers to supply the wants of a fully capable special-interest group, by enacting wealth redistribution, that is a communist dictatorship. America is now what Franklin Roosevelt ultimately wanted: workers perpetuating a welfare state. Americans are communists and most do not realize it.

The white flag, etched with a hammer and sickle, has finally been raised.

Works Cited
Congress, United States. (1935). The Social Security Act. Ourdocuments.gov.

Kooijman, Jaap. (June 1999). “Soon or later on: Franklin D. Roosevelt and National
Health Insurance, 1933-1945.” Proquest.com.

Roosevelt, Franklin D. (1935). FDR’s Speech on Signing the Social Security Act.

Quadagno, Jill S. (October 1984). “Welfare Capitalism and the Social Security Act of
1935.” Jstor.org.

Submitted by Liz Breuker

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