Patrick Barkey http://kufm.org en The Great Society Meets Fiscal Reality http://kufm.org/post/great-society-meets-fiscal-reality <p>The Great Society Meets Fiscal Reality</p><p></p><p>Someone wise in matters of politics once said that programs for the poor are poor programs.&nbsp; It remains true today – initiatives aimed at helping the most vulnerable in our society, be they privately or publicly funded, seem to be perpetually starved for funds.&nbsp; And so the genius of those who created the Social Security system – originally aimed at older Americans whose assets were devastated by the Great Depression in 1935 – was to make the program available to all, regardless of income.</p><p></p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 22:17:17 +0000 Patrick Barkey 7938 at http://kufm.org