Liberal lawmakers and other supporters of Social Security protested outside the White House when President Barack Obama proposed in his budget a change that would result in smaller increases in future Social Security benefits.

Jeff Merkley's Social Security claim elicits blasts from both sides: PolitiFact Oregon

PolitiFact Oregon checked a claim by U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., that "Social Security doesn't contribute one cent to the deficit." The minute the story went up, those on both sides of the argument started howling.

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