That includes a few other entitlements, too
"The American people say, don't touch Social Security, don't touch Medicare, don't cut defense. That's 84 percent of the federal budget."
— Politifact National on Thursday, January 27th, 2011
Happy history, but employees also had a safety net
"In 1981, Matagorda, Brazoria, and Galveston Counties all opted out of the Social Security program for their employees. Today, their program is very, very well-funded and there is no question about whether it’s going to be funded in" years to come.
— Politifact Texas on Wednesday, December 29th, 2010
Coburn's number is very close
"One in 19 Americans today get SSDI or SSI. That's one in 19 Americans (who) are disabled."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, December 14th, 2010