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Social Security Deficit

Arthur Delaney

Bernie Sanders Calls Out Social Security Haters | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Seventy-three years ago to the day, Ida May Fuller of Ludlow, Vt., was issued the first Social Security check. "It wasn't that I exp...

Social Security Does Not Add to the Debt

Robert P. Stoker | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics
Robert P. Stoker

The line of argument used consistently by fact checkers is that the Social Security is currently taking in less in revenue than it is paying out in benefits. This deficit must be financed by borrowing. Here is what the fact checkers have overlooked.

Ryan Grim

Harry Reid: Social Security Is "Off The Table" | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As Congress debates measures to reduce the deficit, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) declared Social Security "off the table" in a web video...

Don't Pass Tax Cuts for the Rich and Then Tell Me About Deficits

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Next year, in the name of deficit reduction, Republicans will go after Social Security and everything else that benefits the middle class, and will hold the full faith and credit of our country hostage to get that.

Ryan Grim

Public Opposes Cutting Social Security To Trim Deficit: New Poll | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Social Security turns 75 this week and remains an intensely popular program with voters of all ages, who strongly oppose cutting it to reduce the defi...

Social Security 'Under Greater Threat Now Than Under President Bush'

Christian Science Monitor | David R. Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Social Security system today faces a threat greater than the drive for partial privatization by George W. Bush....

To Deficit Hawks: We the People Know Best on Social Security

Nancy Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nancy Altman

Deficit hawks plotting to cut Social Security to reduce the deficit are seriously misguided. The truth is that Social Security contributes not a single penny to the deficit. Indeed, it is the poster child for fiscal responsibility.