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    when it was initially passed, so it wouldn't be the first time that an imperfect bill passed (and was later improved upon).  (Excluding blacks was the price FDR agreed to pay to Dixiecrats to get them to vote for SS.).  Would it have been better for SS to not be passed at all?  Maybe, maybe not.  There were people of good will on both sides of that question.

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