Harris supports cuts, but not for current beneficiaries
"Mark Harris has said he would cut Social Security and Medicare."
— Politifact North Carolina on Thursday, November 1st, 2018
Cuts possible, not certain
Says Sen. Dean Heller "wants to cut programs like Social Security and Medicare to pay for tax cuts for his ultra-wealthy donors."
— Politifact National on Thursday, August 16th, 2018
Motions and resolutions
Says she is "the only candidate for Senate who refuses to cut Medicare and Social Security or raise the retirement age."
— Politifact Arizona on Tuesday, August 14th, 2018
"Congressman DeSantis voted to cut Social Security and Medicare" and "voted to increase the retirement age."
— Politifact Florida on Thursday, August 9th, 2018
Says Kevin Cramer wants to cut Social Security and Medicare to pay for tax cuts.
— Politifact National on Tuesday, June 19th, 2018
Shrunken, not dead
"Social Security is in trouble (it’s going bankrupt by 2034)."
— Politifact Texas on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
'Legal' Ponzi; some privatization
Says "Ron Johnson calls Social Security a Ponzi scheme and wants to privatize the program."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, November 4th, 2016
Praises author of a proposal, but no proposal of his own
Says Mike Gallagher’s plan "would cut Social Security benefits for two-thirds of seniors."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, September 23rd, 2016
Without changes, Marco Rubio says programs will go bankrupt
Says "Marco Rubio wanted to cut Social Security and Medicare because he said they’re bankrupting our country."
— Politifact Florida on Friday, September 16th, 2016
Not all of it comes from workers
Undocumented immigrants "pay $12 billion a year into Social Security."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, August 10th, 2016
Splitting the difference on Social Security
"Social Security has never contributed one cent to the deficit. Not one cent."
— Politifact Oregon on Monday, September 8th, 2014
Ad has a point, but overreaches
Says Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst "would privatize Social Security."
— Politifact National on Thursday, August 21st, 2014
Subject of vote is murkier than ad lets on
Says Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., "voted to raise the Social Security retirement age on us."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
Chained CPI will save the government money
"Chained CPI would save $1 trillion in the second decade off the federal budget debt," a report shows.
— Politifact PunditFact on Sunday, February 23rd, 2014
Social security claims often on insecure ground
"The Social Security trust fund is sound. Without anything being done, it would function well into 2038; and even after that time with no changes, we could pay 80 percent of the benefits that people have earned."
— Politifact Ohio on Wednesday, May 15th, 2013
Spinning on Social Security
"Report that #GOP insisting on changes to Social Security as part of #fiscalcliff false. BTW those changes are supported by @barackobama."
— Politifact Florida on Friday, January 4th, 2013
Over decades, formula tweak adds up
Says Republicans Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan support "massive cuts in Social Security for future generations."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, September 5th, 2012
Voluntary accounts for younger workers
Says Paul Ryan "tried to change the whole game" for Social Security
— Politifact Florida on Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
Some voted for it -- and still lost.
Each U.S. House member who voted to overhaul Social Security in 1983 was re-elected.
— Politifact Georgia on Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
Wrong figure for 1958, better number for 2011
"When I was born, less than 10 percent of the federal budget was entitlement spending. It's now 60 percent of the budget."
— Politifact National on Thursday, February 23rd, 2012