The Social Security Controversy

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Social Security as an Issue in the Campaign

Social security was projected into the presidential campaign as an active issue by Governor Landon's criticism of the existing legislation in an address at Milwaukee on September 26 and by John G. Winant's subsequent resignation from the chairmanship of the Social Security Board to enter the lists in defense of the administration's program. In his letter of resignation, dated September 28, Winant recalled that the Social Security Act in its inception was “viewed as a non-partisan, humanitarian measure,” ...

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