Eisenhower on Social Security

“Should any political party attempt to abolish
social security, unemployment insurance, and
eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would
not hear of that party again in our political
history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course,
that believes you can do these things. Among them
are…Texas oil millionaires and an occasional
politician or business man from other areas. Their
number is negligible and they are stupid.”

— President Dwight D. Eisenhower, November 8, 1954