Trim or slice, OK, but "gut" is extreme
Say Maine U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin "voted to gut your retirement benefits."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, October 24th, 2018
There's cutting and then there's slashing
Says Ohio U.S. Rep. Troy Balderson backs a "massive tax giveaway" for corporations "by slashing Medicare and Social Security."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, September 26th, 2018
Consultants don't require payroll taxes
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."
— Politifact Florida on Thursday, August 16th, 2018
Misrepresents Nelson's votes
Says Bill Nelson voted for "cuts to Medicare providers" and voted to weaken "Social Security protections" as a U.S. senator.
— Politifact Florida on Friday, June 15th, 2018
"Rick Scott wants to destroy Social Security by privatizing it."
— Politifact Florida on Thursday, April 12th, 2018
"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."
— Politifact Ohio on Friday, March 23rd, 2018
Partially on the first, no on the second
Says Russ Feingold "voted to raise taxes on Social Security benefits for seniors, he even tried to give Social Security benefits to illegal immigrants."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
Old evidence overtaken by new evidence
Donald Trump would "engage in a risky scheme to privatize Social Security."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016
No, probably, and no
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."
— Politifact National on Friday, September 2nd, 2016
Timing wrong, benefits earned
Says Hillary Clinton wants illegal immigrants "collecting Social Security benefits."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, August 24th, 2016
Same group, same inaccurate ad from 2010
"In Washington, Congressman Joe Heck supports privatizing (Social Security), turning our savings over to Wall Street and risking it on the stock market."
— Politifact Nevada on Monday, August 15th, 2016
Know when to fold this talking point
Says "Donald Trump and Mike Pence want to gamble with your retirement benefits in the stock market."
— Politifact Nevada on Wednesday, July 27th, 2016
Some support. Sort of
Says Ron Johnson "supported a plan to cut benefits and raise the retirement age" for Social Security.
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
An old exaggeration, even more so this time
The Republicans "still want to privatize (Social Security). In fact, their whole idea is to turn over the Social Security trust fund to Wall Street."
— Politifact National on Friday, April 15th, 2016
Bush plan has few specifics, would focus on younger workers
Jeb Bush’s plan for Social Security is "disastrous for seniors and raises the retirement age to 70."
— Politifact Florida on Monday, November 30th, 2015
Reason for concern, but not exactly the reasons he says
"One of the reasons that Social Security is in so much trouble is that the only funding stream comes from people who get a wage. The people who get wages is declining dramatically."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, August 12th, 2015
Misrepresenting how the system works
Say President George W. Bush " ‘borrowed’ $1.37 trillion of Social Security surplus revenue to pay for his tax cuts for the rich and his war in Iraq and never paid it back."
— Politifact National on Monday, August 3rd, 2015
Brat never said this
Dave Brat said "the best way to fix Social Security would be to give seniors back what they paid in and no more."
— Politifact Virginia on Sunday, November 2nd, 2014
Pryor's talking about today's teens; ad is directed at seniors
While "Arkansas seniors depend on Social Security and Medicare," Sen. Mark Pryor supports an overhaul so they "couldn’t get Social Security until they turn 68 or 69."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
He supports discussing the option
Says David Jolly "supports privatizing Social Security."
— Politifact Florida on Monday, February 17th, 2014