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Otto von Bismarck
German Chancellor 1862-1890
SSA History Archives.
Germany became the first nation in the world to adopt an old-age social insurance program in 1889, designed by Germany's Chancellor, Otto von Bismarck. The idea was first put forward, at Bismarck's behest, in 1881 by Germany's Emperor, William the First, in a ground-breaking letter to the German Parliament. William wrote: ". . .those who are disabled from work by age and invalidity have a well-grounded claim to care from the state."Bismarck was motivated to introduce social insurance in Germany both in order to promote the well-being of workers in order to keep the German economy operating at maximum efficiency, and to stave-off calls for more radical socialist alternatives. Despite his impeccable right-wing credentials, Bismarck would be called a socialist for introducing these programs, as would President Roosevelt 70 years later. In his own speech to the Reichstag during the 1881 debates, Bismarck would reply: "Call it socialism or whatever you like. It is the same to me."The German system provided contributory retirement benefits and disability benefits as well. Participation was mandatory and contributions were taken from the employee, the employer and the government. Coupled with the workers' compensation program established in 1884 and the "sickness" insurance enacted the year before, this gave the Germans a comprehensive system of income security based on social insurance principles. (They would add unemployment insurance in 1927, making their system complete.)
William Doell <wellnessdoc33@...> wrote:Dear John-Chester,
You must be less than 65 years old. The MONSTER has
it rigged that you cannot get health insurance, after
age 65, unless you accept Social Security and
Medicare. The SYSTEM forces you to become a 14th
You may or may not know this, but Social Security was
imported from Germany. 65 years eligibility was set
because most people died before they reached 50!
This is a very believeable argument, but there is
probably a more restrictive "mark" available from the
United Nations and Satan.
Thank YOU for your continued input.
Dr. William Doell
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