Omits part of the story
"Rep. Frank Wolf voted to allow terror suspects to buy guns."
— PolitiFact Virginia
But a rosier scenario also exists
Says the Congressional Budget Office has estimated "every penny of the federal budget will go to interest on the debt and entitlement spending by 2025."
No doubt about it
"In 1950, the average American lived for 68 years and 16 workers supported one retiree. Today, the average life expectancy is 78 and three workers support one retiree."
Shaky figures, poor terminology
The U.S. has "over $62 trillion in unfunded liabilities."
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