"By undoing the links of the memories, you won’t be able to remember anything that happened here."
"Not even you!?"
"I’m sorry. It’s the only way I’m afraid."

How Social Security keeps 27 million Americans out of poverty

Debate about the fairest and most effective way to reduce poverty in the United States has gone on for years and will go on forever. Issues like welfare and tax cuts will never cease to polarize the public. 

But one government service quietly hums in the background, last year keeping nearly 27 millions of Americans out of poverty. It’s called Social Security, and it’s the most comprehensive anti-poverty program in the U.S. 

Here’s how crucial it really is