What, essentially, is Social Security in the United States?

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    A social program started in the 1930s in which workers and businesses pay in and retirees, and the disabled get benefits.

    EACH working generation supports the Next

    is is a social tax for social benefit

    without something like it too many people would die in extreme poverty when they could no longer work

    Source(s): retired american, lives on SS and private investments
  • 10 years ago

    Redistribution of wealth. I'd rather keep the money they take from me.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    retirement insurance with no profit taking or high risk investments.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    instead of separation payment preparation payment

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