Right on Social Security, wrong on Medicare
"Current projections indicate that Medicare will go bankrupt by 2017, while Social Security will bottom out by 2037."
— Politifact Georgia on Friday, October 14th, 2011
Some do, some don't
"Today, when people retire in Galveston County, Texas, they retire making at least 50 percent more than they would ever get out of Social Security."
— Politifact National on Monday, September 12th, 2011
Liberal think tank looks just at benefits, not taxes
"In (Sen. Marco) Rubio's state of Florida alone, Social Security lifts more than -- count it -- a million people out of poverty."
— Politifact Florida on Thursday, September 1st, 2011
Rec: Read his book
Rick Perry "has advocated abandoning Social Security, scuttling Medicaid and ending the federal income tax."
— Politifact Texas on Sunday, August 28th, 2011
Into uncharted territory
Social Security and other federal checks may not go out on Aug. 3 if the debt ceiling is not increased.
— Politifact National on Wednesday, July 13th, 2011
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.
— Politifact National on Friday, June 17th, 2011
The math works, as long as you don't spend a dime on defense
"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."
— Politifact National on Friday, May 20th, 2011
Pension has problems, like most others, and needs change
Says Florida's pension plan faces the same long-term funding problems as Social Security.
— Politifact Florida on Friday, February 25th, 2011
Despite ad's focus on seniors, Toomey's proposal would exempt them
Pat Toomey "still supports privatizing Social Security."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, October 20th, 2010
No changes for current beneficiaries or those nearing retirement
Marco Rubio "wants to raise the Social Security retirement age," and "cut benefits."
— Politifact Florida on Wednesday, October 6th, 2010
Well, a little bit of it anyway
Says Scott Bruun "still believes in the same old direction that George Bush had before, which is to privatize Social Security."
— Politifact Oregon on Saturday, October 2nd, 2010
He's talked about voluntary accounts
"The Republican candidate [John Loughlin] has talked about privatizing Social Security ... so we know where he stands on the issue."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Saturday, October 2nd, 2010
Definitions are everything
"Buck wants to privatize Social Security."
— Politifact National on Thursday, September 2nd, 2010
Yes in the primary, potential hedging for the general
"Sharron Angle wants to wipe out Social Security."
— Politifact National on Thursday, June 24th, 2010
Radio ad wanders from the facts
"Congresswoman Bachmann actually said we should be 'weaned' off our Social Security and Medicare. She wants to privatize Social Security and replace Medicare with some kind of voucher system."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, February 24th, 2010
Extra taxes possible for high earners
Barack Obama will "raise Social Security taxes."
— Politifact National on Thursday, October 23rd, 2008
'Privatization' gets 'personal'
John McCain says he never supported the privatization of Social Security, even though video shows he did.
— Politifact National on Friday, June 13th, 2008