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Little Known Fact ...

... when Social Security was passed in 1935, it was challenged as unconstitutional.

The reasoning was that Congress did not have constitutional authority to implement a retirement program for the masses.

So, Franklin Roosevelt's administration argued in the courts that it was NOT a retirement program; that it was in fact a welfare scheme and pay-as-you go. He claimed this so that it would not be declared unconstitutional as a retirement scheme.

All the while his lawyers were arguing that it was NOT a retirement program in the courts, FDR was on radio singing the praises to the public of this new RETIREMENT program for the masses.

And you wondered where Barry got the idea to call the healthcare legislation a tax in the courts while he was saying it was not a tax in public ...