Today Is Social Security’s 78th Birthday!

On August 14, 1935 President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act, giving birth to a program that quickly became a vital support system for the elderly, the disabled and their spouses. Seventy-eight years later, Social Security has changed society and drastically reduced elderly poverty. The program is still healthy today, not projected to run out of money until the 2030s, according to the most recent trustees’ report.

Few people could claim to be happier about all of this than Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), reliably the staunchest defender of Social Security in Congress. We’re admittedly not sure if he actually plans to party hard for the occasion, but we can only imagine. Below are some of Sanders’ best quotes about Social Security, along with the best pictures we could find of the eccentric senator “celebrating.”  Worth reading at: