Shrunken, not dead
"Social Security is in trouble (it’s going bankrupt by 2034)."
— PolitiFact Texas
on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
Trump and Price at odds
Says Donald Trump campaigned on not cutting Medicare and Social Security, but his nominee for the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Tom Price, "made his career on cutting Medicare and Medicaid."
— PolitiFact National
on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
Many connections to UW
Social Security "was basically invented" at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; "that's where Franklin Roosevelt got the idea."
— PolitiFact Wisconsin
on Friday, December 16th, 2016
Cuts proposed, but not 'immediate' and mostly not that high
"Republicans Looking To Cut Social Security As Much As 50 percent Immediately."
on Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
Life expectancy was 62 back then
"We adopted the modern Social Security system at a time when the average person died before they were old enough to get Social Security."
— PolitiFact Virginia
on Monday, December 12th, 2016