August 14, 1935, commemorated the day one of the most important and successful programs for American families began; President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law. Since then, it has kept seniors, widows, the disabled and children of disabled or deceased parents from falling into poverty.
As the son of elderly parents, I am thankful that FDR and LBJ led the way in creating Social Security and Medicare to provide a safety net for many thousand seniors in southern Ohio. But as you are aware, these programs are under attack. I urge everyone to contact Congressman Bill Johnson and former Congressman Charlie Wilson to see where they stand on this important issue. Our seniors worked hard and deserve the preservation of their earned benefits. Thank you.