Social Security Anniversary

Congressman Jim Matheson
2013-08-16 13:20:30
Congressman Jim Matheson, 4th Congressional District of Utah Dear Friend, This week we commemorate the 78th anniversary of the Social Security Act, which was first signed into law August 14, 1935 as part of a package of economic programs to help the nation recover from the Great Depression. Nearly 80, years later Social Security remains a popular program � one that allows working Americans of all income levels to pay toward, and plan for, a secure retirement.� It is important to remember that Social Security is at the same time, both an earned benefit and a safety net. Workers contribute toward their Social Security retirement in each paycheck over their lifetime in the workforce, and collect on their investment during retirement years.� In our state alone, over 346,000 people utilize the Social Security system to pay for all or part of their retirement needs. There is an expectation in countries like ours that programs like Social Security are a sacred trust - whereby workers and their government enter a contract.� It is my belief that working hard, and paying into a system, like Social Security, means that seniors who utilize the system have earned their benefits and deserve to receive them in a timely and efficient manner.� Utah seniors and their families who have paid into the system depend on the federal government to uphold its end of the bargain.� As your Representative in Washington, I am committed to ensuring you have access to appropriate Social Security benefits. I believe in the importance of a strong Social Security system for current and future beneficiaries and in providing fair and proper benefits to current recipients. Please contact my office if you, or your family, has a question, concern or comment about Social Security benefits. I am honored to serve in Congress on behalf of Utah families like yours. As your representative, I always appreciate hearing from you on current topics and issues affecting you and our community.� Please let me know areas you find especially interesting or where I can provide you with additional information.� I value your ideas and look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, Jim Matheson U.S. Representative 4th District of Utah �
August 16, 2013

Dear Friend,

This week we commemorate the 78th anniversary of the Social Security Act, which was first signed into law August 14, 1935 as part of a package of economic programs to help the nation recover from the Great Depression. Nearly 80, years later remains a popular program � one that allows working Americans of all income levels to pay toward, and plan for, a secure retirement. 

It is important to remember that Social Security is at the same time, both an earned benefit and a safety net. Workers contribute toward their Social Security retirement in each paycheck over their lifetime in the workforce, and collect on their investment during retirement years.  In our state alone, to pay for all or part of their retirement needs.

There is an expectation in countries like ours that programs like Social Security are a sacred trust - whereby workers and their government enter a contract.  It is my belief that working hard, and paying into a system, like Social Security, means that seniors who utilize the system have earned their benefits and deserve to receive them in a timely and efficient manner.  Utah seniors and their families who have paid into the system depend on the federal government to uphold its end of the bargain.  As your Representative in Washington, I am committed to ensuring you have access to appropriate Social Security benefits.

I believe in the importance of a strong Social Security system for current and future beneficiaries and in providing fair and proper benefits to current recipients. Please if you, or your family, has a question, concern or comment about Social Security benefits.

I am honored to serve in Congress on behalf of Utah families like yours. As your representative, I always appreciate hearing from you on current topics and issues affecting you and our community.  Please let me know areas you find especially interesting or where I can provide you with additional information.  I value your ideas and look forward to hearing from you.


Sincerely,

U.S. Representative
4th District of Utah
 

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