Statements about Social Security

Historically, the Social Security tax has been assessed on about 90% of U.S. income. Now it captures 83% because there's been such a growth of income among the highest earners.

"For Social Security, which is projected to remain solvent through 2033, Whitehouse has cosponsored [a bill that] . . . would extend the life of the program by an additional 75 years."

"(Brendan) Doherty wants to raise the eligibility age for Social Security benefits for anyone born after 1960, with no regard for the challenges it would cause for people working in physically demanding occupations."

In June 2012 "we actually had more people go on Social Security Disability [85,000] ... than the 80,000 jobs that were created."

"Sixty-percent of the state retirees...don’t get Social Security.’’

Members of Congress "receive full pay retirement after serving one term."

"Social Security is a Ponzi scheme."

"The Republican candidate [John Loughlin] has talked about privatizing Social Security ... so we know where he stands on the issue."

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