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Social Security Has Been Boosted, Not Looted

Social Security and Class Warfare

Does the Social Security Trust Fund Really Exist?

Raising Payroll Taxes to Save Social Security Will Cost the Average Worker $73,000

Social Security’s Trust Fund to Start Losing Value in 2013

Taking Social Security Off-Budget

The Payroll Tax Holiday Does Not Impact Social Security, but It Does Redistribute Wealth

The Costs and Savings of Changing Social Security to a Personal Ownership System

Social Security Trust Fund to Begin Declining in 2014, Not 2021

Federal Government’s 2017 Fiscal Shortfall Is 74% Worse Than Reported Budget Deficit

Illegal Immigrants and Federal Income Taxes

Federal Fiscal Shortfall Surges Past $100 Trillion

Fact-Based Poll Reveals Fictions Believed by Voters

Poll Reveals Voters are Uninformed About Major Issues

Poll Reveals Voters Misinformed About Key Issues

Pre-Election Poll: Voters Broadly Misinformed About Key Issues

Treasury Data Reveals Federal Shortfall of $614,000 per U.S. Household

New Treasury Data Shows Federal Shortfall of $670,000 Per U.S. Household

AOC’s Baseless Accusation That the U.S. Is a “Brutal, Barbarian Society”

How Hard and Effectively do Americans Work?

Treasury Report: Federal Fiscal Shortfall is $603,000 per Household

Substantial Numbers of Non-Citizens Vote Illegally in U.S. Elections

Are Today’s Newborns the Luckiest Generation in U.S. History?

Has Government Turned Us Into a Nation of Makers and Takers?

What Portion of the Federal Budget Is Spent on the Military?

Can We Prevent a Debt-Driven Economic Collapse Without Reforming Entitlements?

Illegal Immigrants Are Far More Likely to Commit Serious Crimes Than the U.S. Public

Government-Mandated Benefits Suppress Workers’ Wages

Economy Declined as Government Spending Rose

Happy Holidays, You Owe the Federal Government $195,554

Reporters Distort the Truth About Government Spending

The Impact of Obamacare and Ryancare on Medicare

Audit Reveals Federal Finances Are Far Worse Than Publicized Figures

Federal Government Finances Deteriorated by $6.5 Trillion in 2012

Donald Trump and the Media Agree on Middle-Class Income, and They are Both Wrong

The Washington Post Grossly Understates the Crime Rate of Illegal Immigrants

Media Outlets Stir Racial Strife and Slander Trump for Urging Governors to Protect People’s Rights

Warren Buffett’s Fraudulent Tax Claims (Part 2)

Current National Debt Situation is the Worst in U.S. History

The U.S. is a Democratic Constitutional Republic, and Yes, It Matters

Widespread Poverty Stats Greatly Overstate the Number of Americans Who Are Destitute

FactCheck Abets False Obama Claim About Romney’s Taxes

The National Debt Is Rising—Not Declining

Obama’s Plan for Tackling the Deficit

Is the Economy to Blame for Our “Runaway National Debt”?

Krugman and Obama Mislead on Debts and Deficits

Beware of the “Fact Checkers”

What the $20 Trillion National Debt Means to You

Four Fabrications About Firearms

2017: The Year in Facts and Falsehoods

Effects of Immigration From Impoverished Nations

Five Fallacies About Guns and Violence

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…paying Social Security taxes does not create a contractual right to receive Social Security benefits. Per the Social Security Administration, “There has been a temptation throughout the program’s history for…

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If Congress had never changed the original Social Security Act of 1935, how much longer would the program be solvent than the Social Security Administration’s current best estimate? 3 If…

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Have recent payroll tax cuts impacted the finances of the Social Security program? 2 Recent payroll tax cuts have had no impact on Social Security’s finances because the laws that…

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What portion of all federal spending is for social programs, such as healthcare, income security, education, housing, and recreation? 3 In 2018, 62% of federal spending was for social programs….

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Comparing the taxes that people pay into Social Security versus the benefits they receive, is the program generally a better deal for low-income or high-income workers? 2 Per the U.S….

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Since the outset of the Social Security program, by how much has the average number of years that people collect old-age benefits increased? 3 When Social Security began paying benefits…

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On average, how much do federal, state, and local governments spend per year on social programs (like healthcare, income security, and education) for every household in the U.S.? 3 In…

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…of the U.S. Constitution and primary author of the Bill of Rights, consider it constitutional for the federal government to create social programs like food stamps, Medicaid, and Social Security?…

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Which of the following diagnoses is the most common reason why people receive Social Security disability benefits? 3 Among the 10.1 million people who received Social Security disability payments in…

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What portion of people receiving disability benefits through the Social Security Administration are overpaid at some point? 3 A 2015 report by the Social Security Inspector General found that 44%…

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Do Social Security’s financial problems stem from politicians looting the program and spending the money on other programs? 2 The claim that SS has been looted is a common fiction,…

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…such misinformation, 61% of U.S. voters believe the federal government spends more money on national defense than social programs. In reality, federal spending on social programs is 3.4 times higher…

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…in 1959 to 62% in 2018. Social programs are those that provide healthcare, income security, education, nutrition, housing, and cultural services. These also encompass the vast bulk of all Covid-19-related…

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…including those with “Top Secret level clearance.” The stolen information includes their Social Security numbers, financial histories, fingerprints, and “information about immediate family and personal and business acquaintances.” The Obama…

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…half of outstanding debt [held by the public].” Debt held by the public excludes intergovernmental debt, which is money that the federal government owes to federal programs like Social Security….

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…be? 3 In his 1964 State of the Union speech, Johnson said, “We must provide hospital insurance for older citizens financed by every worker and his employer under Social Security,…

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