Presidential Statements

This section contains the full text of extended remarks by the Presidents on topics related to Social Security. For a selected brief quotation from each of the Presidents since FDR, see our section of Presidential Quotes.

George Washington
Franklin D. Roosevelt Harry S. Truman
Dwight D. Eisenhower John F. Kennedy
Lyndon B. Johnson Richard M. Nixon
Gerald R. Ford Jimmy Carter
Ronald W. Reagan George H. W. Bush
William J. Clinton George W. Bush
Barack H. Obama