Social insurance was created in the U.S. as a result of the Great Depression. “Social insurance” is defined as “any of various forms of insurance in which a government is an insurer, especially such insurance that provides assistance to disabled or unemployed workers and to aged persons.” Social security, SSI, and unemployment compensation are examples of social insurance. People or employers pay in to a system for future needs. Currently, Congress and the President are seeking to eliminate and/or curtail social insurance. Is this a good policy decision? Please be civil in your discussion. This is a discussion among scholars–not a political Facebook rant.