Statements about Social Security

"When Social Security first started, there was 16 workers for every retiree. Today there are three workers for every retiree and soon there will be only two for every retiree."

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

"Social Security didn’t cause the debt crisis. Social Security had nothing to do with the debt crisis."

Social Security and other federal checks may not go out on Aug. 3 if the debt ceiling is not increased.

Every 10th dollar spent by the Social Security Administration on its program for the poor is "waste, or fraud, they can’t validate that the people should have gotten it," totaling about $8 billion a year.

Says an alternative to Social Security that operates in Galveston County, Texas, has meant that participants will "retire with a whole lot more money" than under Social Security.

"The cost-of-living increase in Social Security is tied to wage inflation."

"The (national) debt really added up $75 trillion in 2010 and is on track to hit $99 trillion this year."

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

One of every two Wisconsin residents are "on some kind of government handout."

"We bring in enough tax revenue to service our debt, pay for Medicare and Medicaid and Social Security, and then still have about $300 (billion) or $400 billion left over."

Rep. Paul Ryan's budget proposal cuts "nothing" from Medicare, Social Security or defense in the next two to three years, and "in three years, he does not cut one dime from the debt."

"You’ve got each day 10,000 new seniors, baby boomers, becoming eligible for the entitlement programs."  

Says "Congressman Eric Cantor wants to eliminate Social Security."

Says Majority Leader Eric Cantor called for "abolishing Social Security and Medicare."

"A third of all the young people in America are not in America today because of abortion, because one in three pregnancies end in abortion."

In slashing $1.7 billion from Social Security, "Rep. Jim Renacci may end up forcing the entire agency to ... shut down for a month, causing seniors to not get their benefits on time, halting claims processing, and forcing new retirees and disabled workers into a backlog."

Says Florida's pension plan faces the same long-term funding problems as Social Security.

If there’s a government shutdown, "people don’t get their Social Security checks."

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