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76 candles for the Soc Sec cake

Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday Social Securityyyyyy...

The nation's pension program marks its anniversary today. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the law setting up Social Security on Aug. 14, 1935.

That means Social Security has been eligible for Social Security for 11 years now. Contacted at its workplace, a small desk in the basement of a large government office building in Washington, D.C., it insisted that it was feeling fine and wants to keep working. 

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