Social Security ACT … a repost

On August 14, 1935, President Franklin Roosevelt said, “We can never insure 100 percent of the population against 100 percent of the hazards and vicissitudes of life, but we have tried to frame a law which will give some measure of protection to the average citizen and to his family against the loss of a job and against poverty-stricken old age.”

With that, he signed the Social Security Act into law, ushering in an era of economic prosperity for middle-class families. The first American to get Social Security received 17 cents in benefits. Today, 79 years later, Social Security stands as a major source of income for 54 million Americans who have paid into the system for their entire working lives.

President Obama understands that many seniors rely on Social Security, and believes that every one of them should be able to retire with dignity, which is why he’s acted to strengthen the Social Security system and ensure it remains solvent for years to come.


Daily Holidays and Observances in August 2022

August 1

  • British Columbia Day
  • Colorado Day
  • Homemade Pie Day
  • Swiss National Day
  • National Mountain Climbing Day

August 2

  • National Coloring Book Day
  • National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

August 3

  • Clean Your Floors Day
  • National Watermelon Day

August 4

  • National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
  • National White Wine Day

August 5

  • International Beer Day
  • National Oyster Day
  • National Water Balloon Day

August 6

  • Farmworker Appreciation Day
  • Fiesta de San Salvador
  • National Disc Golf Day
  • National Mustard Day
  • National Root Beer Float Day
  • Sandcastle Day  
  • Tisha B’Av

August 7

  • National Friendship Day
  • National Lighthouse Day
  • National Sisters Day

August 8

  • International Cat Day
  • National Frozen Custard Day
  • National Pickleball Day

August 9

  • International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
  • National Book Lovers Day
  • National Women’s Day 

August 10

  • Ecuador Independence Day
  • National Lazy Day
  • National S’mores Day
  • National Spoil Your Dog Day
  • World Lion Day

August 11

  • Play in the Sand Day
  • National Hip Hop Day
  • National Raspberry Bombe Day

August 12

  • National Middle Child Day
  • National Vinyl Record Day
  • World Elephant Day 

August 13

  • Garage Sale Day
  • International Lefthanders Day
  • National Bowling Day 

August 14

  • Love Your Bookshop Day
  • National Creamsicle Day
  • World Lizard Day

August 15

  • Indian Independence Day
  • National Lemon Meringue Pie Day
  • National Relaxation Day

August 16

  • National Rum Day
  • National Roller Coaster Day
  • National Tell a Joke Day 

August 17

  • Indonesia Independence Day
  • National Black Cat Appreciation Day
  • National Nonprofit Day
  • National Thrift Shop Day  

August 18

  • National Couple’s Day
  • National Fajita Day
  • National Ice Cream Pie Day 

August 19

  • International Orangutan Day
  • National Photography Day
  • National Potato Day
  • World Humanitarian Day 

August 20

  • International Geocaching Day
  • International Homeless Animals Day
  • World Honey Bee Day 

August 21

  • National Spumoni Day
  • National Senior Citizens Day

August 22

  • National Bao Day
  • National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day
  • National Tooth Fairy Day
  • World Plant Milk Day 

August 23

  • Buttered Corn Day
  • Hug Your Sweetheart Day
  • International Blind Dog Day
  • National Cuban Sandwich Day
  • National Sponge Cake Day

August 24

  • Pluto Demoted Day
  • National Peach Pie Day
  • National Waffle Day 

August 25

  • National Banana Split Day
  • National Park Service Day
  • National Secondhand Wardrobe Day

August 26

  • National Cherry Popsicle Day
  • National Dog Day
  • Women’s Equality Day 

August 27

  • Banana Lover’s Day
  • National Just Because Day
  • World Rock Paper Scissors Day

August 28

  • National Bow Tie Day
  • National Cherry Turnover Day
  • National Red Wine Day 

August 29

  • Lemon Juice Day
  • More Herbs, Less Salt Day
  • National Chop Suey Day

August 30

  • National Beach Day
  • National Holistic Pet Day
  • National Toasted Marshmallow Day 

August 31

  • Eat Outside Day
  • National Trail Mix Day
  • National Zoo Awareness Day