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The battle for social security : from FDR's vision to Bush's gamble

Author: Nancy J Altman
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
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[This book] recounts the [Social Security] programs lively and dramatic history, and highlights the longstanding ideological battle embedded in today's debate ... The book also traces the continuous thread of a "tiny splinter group," as President Eisenhower called opponents of the program, from Prescott Bush (the current president's grandfather) and his contemporaries to George W. Bush.-Dust jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy J Altman
OCLC Number: 64589614
Notes: Originally published: Hoboken, NJ : J. Wiley, ©2005.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: From the poorhouse to Free Parking --
Social security's grandfather --
Essential insurance, poor welfare --
Bold woman, cautious men --
teeny-weeny bit of socialism --
Dirty tricks --
Ready, set, start again --
Dr. Win-the-war replaces old Dr. New Deal --
Third time's the charm --
All American program (minus a tiny splinter group) --
Visible gains, subterranean tremors --
sky is falling and social security is bust --
Aging gracefully --
Leninist strategy --
drumbeat finds a drummer --
ideal, pain-free (for almost everyone) way to strengthen social security --
From FDR's vision to Bush's gamble.
Responsibility: Nancy J. Altman.

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[This book] recounts the [Social Security] programs lively and dramatic history, and highlights the longstanding ideological battle embedded in today's debate ... The book also traces the continuous thread of a "tiny splinter group," as President Eisenhower called opponents of the program, from Prescott Bush (the current president's grandfather) and his contemporaries to George W. Bush.-Dust jacket.

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