Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Statements about Social Security

Mostly True

His 2010 book isn't explicit, but strongly suggests it

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