Report of the Pennsylvania Commission on Old Age Pensions: March, 1919

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J.L.L. Kuhn, Printer to the commonwealth, 1919 - Old age pensions - 294 pages
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Page 38 - State receiving State aid, and ascertain whether the moneys appropriated for their aid are or have been economically and judiciously expended ; whether the objects of the several institutions are accomplished ; whether the laws in relation to them are fully complied with...
Page 224 - As long as you have taxes upon commodities which are consumed practically by every family in the country, there is no such thing as a non-contributory scheme. If you tax tea and coffee, and partly sugar, beer, and tobacco, you hit everybody one way or another.
Page 198 - A fraternal beneficiary association is hereby declared to be a corporation, society or voluntary association, formed or organized and carried on for the sole benefit of its members and their beneficiaries, and not for profit. Each association shall have a lodge system, with ritualistic form of work and representative form of government...
Page 37 - ... the condition of the buildings, grounds, and other property connected therewith, and into all other matters pertaining to their usefulness and good management; and for these purposes they shall have free access to the grounds, buildings, and all books and papers relating to...
Page 226 - We need measures which shall increase individual responsibility rather than diminish it; measures which shall give us more self-reliance and less reliance on society as a whole. We cannot afford to countenance a system of morals or law which justifies the individual in looking to the community rather than to himself for support in age or infirmity.
Page 39 - ... complete report of all their doings during the year preceding, stating fully in detail all expenses incurred, all officers and agents employed, with a report of the General Agent and Secretary, embracing all the respective proceedings and expenses during the year, and showing the actual condition of all charitable and correctional institutions within the State with such suggestions as the Board may deem necessary and pertinent...
Page 37 - State, financially and otherwise, to inquire and examine into their methods of instruction, the government and management of their inmates, the official conduct of trustees, directors, and other officers and employes of the same, the condition of the buildings, grounds, and other property connected therewith, and into all other matters pertaining to their usefulness and good management...
Page 212 - It is notorious that the insatiable factory wears out its workers with great rapidity. As it scraps machinery so it scraps human beings. The young, the vigorous, the adaptable, the supple of limb, the alert of mind, are in demand.
Page 212 - In business and in the professions maturity of judgement and ripened experience offset, to some extent, the disadvantage of old age; but in the factory and on the railway, with spade and pick, at the spindle, at the steel converters there are no offsets. Middle age is old age, and the worn-out worker, if he has no children and if he has no savings, becomes an item in the aggregate of the unemployed. The veteran of industry who is crowded out by changes in processes and the use of new machinery is...
Page 7 - The sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000), or so much thereof as may be necessary...

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