AFLC Advisory Board Member Andrew C. McCarthy penned another excellent article in National Review, in which he argues that Social Security was by design and operation a welfare program that masqueraded as an insurance claim. McCarthy points out that FDR and his fellow New Dealers were concerned that Social Security, which they knew was an unprecedented federal welfare program, would be a tough sell because of the tax increases necessary to pay for it. Thus, McCarthy argues, in quoting Mark Levin:
“FDR designed Social Security to entangle the individual in a methodological fiction — the illusion of insurance — that would addict the individual to the opium of entitlements.”
Read the full article here.