Dick Cheney is in my district having a private meeting with the Board of Directors of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce. I hope he's here to do something good like bring back some of our jobs he has sent overseas, but I doubt it is that happy of an occasion. You know today is actually an important day that I doubt he is taking the trouble to celebrate. History tells us that President Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act of 1935 on August 14, but I'm of the opinion that is not the birth of our commitment to our seniors.
It was actually today's date, January 31, 1940, that our commitment was fully realized in the form of Check #00-000-001 to Ms. Ida May Fuller of Vermont in the amount of $22.54 - bringing life to law, and politics to people, which is what it should all be about.