"No money" earned $117.5 billion in interest last year
"There's no money in Social Security."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Thursday, August 4th, 2011
No, it's tied to consumer prices
"The cost-of-living increase in Social Security is tied to wage inflation."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, June 15th, 2011
Not even close
"The (national) debt really added up $75 trillion in 2010 and is on track to hit $99 trillion this year."
— Politifact Virginia on Thursday, June 9th, 2011
Aide says he misspoke. But even then, his numbers have issues
One of every two Wisconsin residents are "on some kind of government handout."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, May 26th, 2011
Cherry-picking a quote; ignoring other comments
Says Majority Leader Eric Cantor called for "abolishing Social Security and Medicare."
— Politifact National on Friday, April 1st, 2011
Flawed math and a questionable leap of logic
"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."
— Politifact National on Thursday, March 31st, 2011
A grain of truth in the big picture, far off on the details
When President Franklin D. Roosevelt started Social Security, "it only affected widows and orphans," and when Medicare began, "it was a small program."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, December 8th, 2010
Pssst, not fraudulent nor get-rich-quick
"Social Security is indeed a Ponzi scheme."
— Politifact Texas on Sunday, November 14th, 2010
Reich has something else in mind
"I've also offered a plan that can help (fix Social Security) that's supported by Robert Reich, secretary of labor previously, in a previous administration."
— Politifact Florida on Monday, October 18th, 2010
Not without intent to deceive
"Social Security is a Ponzi scheme."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, October 3rd, 2010
Klein relied on a second-hand source
Allen West called Social Security a "Ponzi scheme" and said "this country's got to get on sound footing by destroying it."
— Politifact Florida on Wednesday, September 15th, 2010
The views of a few donors don't necessarily reflect all
"West has raised $2 million from those that would leave our beaches in ruins, end Social Security and Medicare, and give corporations free reign."
— Politifact Florida on Thursday, July 1st, 2010
But it is coming up short in payroll taxes
"Social Security, like I told you, is out of money. This year it is borrowing from the general treasury."
— Politifact Texas on Thursday, June 24th, 2010