Social Security is the most important social safety net in America, providing critical benefits to a current 50 million recipients. Since the program's inception in 1935, scheduled payments have been made on time, giving generations of Americans and their families basic monthly income once they pass their earning years, become disabled, or when they die. That long-standing record of payments made on time and in full, however, might soon be part of history, in part because of changes to the payroll tax like the kind President Donald Trump ordered in August.
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