Latest Mostly False Fact-checks in Social Security Joe Biden stated on November 27, 2023 in remarks at the White House: Republicans’ “plan would cut Social Security benefits. … Average benefit cut would be 13%.” Francesca Hong stated on October 25, 2023 in X, formerly Twitter: U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson "opposes Social Security benefits." DeSantis Watch stated on November 8, 2023 in a Spanish-language radio ad: Ron DeSantis “wants to cut Social Security and Medicare.” Debbie Mucarsel-Powell stated on August 22, 2023 in campaign website: Sen. Rick Scott “wants to … end Social Security and Medicare coverage.” Ron Johnson stated on April 24, 2023 in Public statement: Says Social Security is a “legal Ponzi scheme.” DeSantis Watch stated on March 4, 2023 in a digital advertisement: "Ron DeSantis wants to raise the retirement age to 70." Occupy Democrats stated on January 12, 2023 in a Facebook post: "Social Security has nothing to do with the deficit or the national debt." Mark Kelly stated on October 26, 2022 in a newspaper interview: Blake Masters “wants to privatize” Social Security. Democratic Party of Wisconsin stated on May 2, 2022 in News release: Republican politicians are pushing a plan "that could raise taxes on almost one in three Wisconsinites and sunset Social Security and Medicare in five years." Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee stated on March 29, 2022 in an ad: “Senate Republicans’ plan" would "end Social Security" and "end Medicare." Alex Lasry stated on March 16, 2022 in Campaign ad: Says Ron Johnson "is supporting the Republican plan that phases out Social Security and Medicare." Facebook posts stated on October 31, 2021 in a post: “If you were in the military before 2002 you get an additional $1,200 a year, ($100 per month) in Social Security. But you have to ask for it and almost no one knows about it.” Instagram posts stated on September 26, 2021 in an Instagram post: The government pays out "$2,125/month in refugee benefits to refugees resettled in the United States," while Social Security recipients “who have paid into the system their whole lives receive $1,400/month on average." Donald Trump stated on September 16, 2020 in a campaign ad: Says Joe Biden “tried to cut Social Security and Medicare for decades. … Now Biden’s promising your benefits to illegal immigrants.” Joe Biden stated on September 1, 2020 in a campaign ad: "If Trump gets his way, Social Security benefits will run out in just three years from now.” Kamala Harris stated on August 9, 2020 in an Instagram post: Says Donald Trump “just promised that if he wins reelection, he’ll gut Social Security and Medicare.” Social Security Works stated on August 11, 2020 in a Facebook post: "Donald Trump says he will ‘terminate’ Social Security if re-elected." Bernie Sanders stated on March 11, 2020 in a television ad attacking Joe Biden: Says Joe Biden "has advocated cutting Social Security for 40 years" Bernie Sanders stated on February 15, 2020 in a speech in Las Vegas: Says Mike Bloomberg “opposed modest proposals during Barack Obama’s presidency to raise taxes on the wealthy, while advocating for cuts to Medicare and Social Security.” Maine Democratic Party stated on October 5, 2018 in a campaign mailer: Say Maine U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin "voted to gut your retirement benefits." Danny O'Connor stated on September 25, 2018 in a campaign ad: Says Ohio U.S. Rep. Troy Balderson backs a "massive tax giveaway" for corporations "by slashing Medicare and Social Security." Rick Scott stated on July 30, 2018 in in a campaign ad: Says Bill Nelson "doesn’t pay payroll taxes for his employees. He doesn’t even provide them with health benefits. It’s stealing money from Medicare and Social Security." New Republican PAC stated on June 11, 2018 in a political ad: Says Bill Nelson voted for "cuts to Medicare providers" and voted to weaken "Social Security protections" as a U.S. senator. Jon “Bowzer” Bauman stated on April 9, 2018 in a press release: "Rick Scott wants to destroy Social Security by privatizing it." Onward Ohio stated on March 20, 2018 in a TV ad: "In the Senate, (Mike) DeWine voted with Hillary Clinton to let illegal immigrants receive Social Security. And in Ohio, DeWine allowed illegal immigrants to receive driver's licenses." Ron Johnson stated on October 10, 2016 in a radio ad: Says Russ Feingold "voted to raise taxes on Social Security benefits for seniors, he even tried to give Social Security benefits to illegal immigrants." Tim Kaine stated on October 4, 2016 in the 2016 vice presidential debate: Donald Trump would "engage in a risky scheme to privatize Social Security." Donald Trump stated on August 31, 2016 in a speech: Says "Hillary Clinton has pledged amnesty in her first 100 days, and her plan will provide Obamacare, Social Security, and Medicare for illegal immigrants, breaking the federal budget." Donald Trump stated on August 19, 2016 in a campaign ad: Says Hillary Clinton wants illegal immigrants "collecting Social Security benefits." AFSCME stated on August 10, 2016 in a television ad: "In Washington, Congressman Joe Heck supports privatizing (Social Security), turning our savings over to Wall Street and risking it on the stock market."