Social Security Is All Over The World
As Americans, most of us are very conscious of our country’s Social Security program, because from the time we start working in life we contribute to it, up until we ultimately collect retirement benefits as a result of those contributions. And the program also provides for disabled workers, dependents and survivors. Self-centered as we are, it’s not uncommon for people to think that we are unique in the world for providing such social benefits to our citizens. But nothing could be further from the truth, as explained in this informative article by Tom Margenau appearing at the Arizona Star’s tucson.com website. Indeed, 177 of the 190 countries in the world have their own Social Security program. And the United States has a bilateral agreement (known as a “totalization” agreement) with many allies, which facilitates benefits for citizens of both countries who have lived and worked in another country as well as their own. Unfortunately as revealed by Mr. Margenau, some people think Social Security is an evil program nefariously designed for a Socialist agenda, an attitude which contradicts our obligations as humans living in a civilized society. Click here to read Mr. Margenau’s article.
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