Never in the history of the world has any measure been brought here so insidiously designed as to prevent business recovery, to enslave workers and to prevent any possibility of the employers providing work for the people.Rep. Daniel Reed (R-NY),
The lash of the dictator will be felt and 25 million free American citizens will for the first time submit themselves to a fingerprint test.Rep. James W. Wadsworth (R-NY),
This bill opens the door and invites the entrance into the political field of a power so vast, so powerful as to threaten the integrity of our institutions and to pull the pillars of the temple down upon the heads of our descendants.UPDATE: I am so sorry, these were actually quotes from the Senate Debate over Social Security in 1935. I have no idea how I possibly could have mistaken them.