Letter To The Editor

Ken AshfordHealth CareLeave a Comment

I like this, from today's Winston-Salem Journal:

I grew up during the Depression in a very staunch Republican family. Everything Franklin D. Roosevelt and Congress did was found wanting.

This past week I have been on a nostalgia trip because I have been hearing the same cries and moans and predictions of disaster, ruin, socialism, etc. that I heard in 1936 when Congress passed the Social Security Act. I wish to thank all the naysayers for taking me back to my childhood, even if it wasn't the best of times.

I do wonder if, in 75 years, the children of today will look back and wonder what all the fuss over health care was about, as I now look back and wonder what my parents were complaining about — especially when I think how Social Security was my widowed mother's major source of income and how grateful she was to get it.