Indeed, the powerful underlying consensus on social welfare both in the narrow sense as well as more broadly defined--TANF and Food Stamps on the one hand and OASDHI
on the other--may even be strengthened by displacing social conflict to largely symbolic and procedural issues that preserve more important social values.
The first three chapters, which are essentially expository, describe the Social Security and Medicare programs and summarize the 75-year financial outlook, as of 1988, for the OASDHI
and HI Trust Funds.
348, table 586, "Social Security (OASDHI
) -- Contribution Rates: 1970 to 1990."