Friday, October 31st, 2014

Statements about Social Security

False

Perry's tone has softened, but his comparison is still wrong

Rick Perry

Rick Perry

Social Security is a "Ponzi scheme."

— National

False

"No money" earned $117.5 billion in interest last year

Barry Hinckley

Barry Hinckley

"There's no money in Social Security."

— Rhode Island

Mostly False

Didn't for years, does now

 Alliance for Retired Americans

Alliance for Retired Americans

"Social Security doesn’t contribute a penny to the deficit."

— Texas

Mostly True

Trust fund should be flush, but Congress tapped the pot

False

No, it's tied to consumer prices

Pants on Fire!

Minimum service: 5 years. Maximum pay: 80 percent.

False

Aide says he misspoke. But even then, his numbers have issues

Pants on Fire!

Just plain wrong

False

Cherry-picking a quote; ignoring other comments