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Social Security System #250140

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 28, 1977
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(Studio) Report on Social Security system and benefits to those using it and contributing to it.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(NYC) Reasons for Social Security system's troubles listed. Details re: nos. of persons paying into system versus those being paid, from 1950 thru 2085, cited. Ida Fuller noted as one of 1st to pay into and receive Social Security. Projections with regard to workers, presently aged 65, 55 and 25, and their contrasting benefits from Social Security versus personal account, outlined, as computed by actuarial firm. Potential for system under new Social Security law described. Films shown. Criticisms of new law and its failure to answer questions with regard to whether young workers will allow system to continue as it now is or demand changes noted.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

Morton, Bruce;
Mudd, Roger

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