One important service offered by our government is the support of the needy, including the young, old, poor and sick.
The Social Security Administration – the SSA administers the Social Security program. Social Security was designed by President Franklin Roosevelt during the Great Depression and the New Deal. The purpose of Social Security is to provide financial security for the elderly. With the increase in the numbers of Americans eligible for Social Security, the program is believed to be in danger of surviving for many more years.